This shrublet shares its family with our native flannel bushes (Fremontodendron) and some impressive trees, but is very different in appearance. It is usually under 2 feet high but spreads to 4 feet across or more. It has slender, trailing stems and small, narrowly dissected, bright green leaves. It blooms in winter and spring--actually, most of the year along the coast. Small yellow bells with a delightful honey scent nod along the younger stems. Sun near the coast, sun or light shade inland, well drained soil, moderate watering. Hardy to around 20 degrees F.
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