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Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'

Fremontodendron 'Ken Taylor'

Selected by famed nurseryman Ken Taylor, from among crosses between a large growing form and the more spreading F. decumbens. This hybrid is smaller than the typical flannelbush, reaching 4-5 ft tall and spreading to 6-8 ft wide or more. Leaves are fuzzy, indeed like flannel, and more dusty green than others. The large, 3", summer flowers are golden yellow and face down a bit showing their more orange backs. Easy to use as an espalier subject and wonderful on any well-drained site in full sun and mineral soil with NO summer water once established. Frost hardy to 5F, mid USDA zone 7 with the very best drainage and, again, no added summer water. Though there are several, varying forms circulating as "Ken Taylor" this is the official and true form of that plant.



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Shipping Policy

Please allow up to two weeks for processing your order. During high-volume seasons such as Spring and Fall, orders can take up to 3 weeks. We appreciate your patience! 

We accept orders to be shipped throughout the contiguous United States only. Please contact us directly, either by phone or email, to inquire about orders being shipped to Alaska or Hawaii. At this time we do not ship internationally.  

Should weather conditions or other circumstances intervene, in your part of the world or ours, we will work with you to confirm the best shipping date. If you have a specific shipping date requirement, please call or email us. Please note, however, that we cannot hold shipment of purchased plants for longer than two weeks. 

We ship via UPS only. We do not ship to PO boxes. 

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Mail Order Plant Size

Mail Order plants start in either 2", 3" or 4" square nursery pots.

Prior to shipping, we remove plants from their pots, and with roots intact, safely bag and wrap each plant. Depending on the plant, we do make exceptions to this rule.

Please note: Photos on this site may not represent actual plant size. We may also find it necessary to prune or trim plants before wrapping and shipping.

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Planting Recommendations

Under most conditions, planting directly into the garden is best. Keep in mind, that in our care, plants have been protected from intense sunlight and drying winds and would therefore require sheltered transition time in order to acclimate to such conditions in your garden.

All plants going into containers (rather than in the ground) should be potted immediately in well-drained potting mix and watered well to ensure the soil is fully moistened with no air pockets. Succulent plants abide by different rules (**see below).

Plants held for later planting are best stored in a cool greenhouse or a well-lit garage or basement, rather than in your house where conditions are likely too warm and dry.

Those plants needing time to acclimate can be set out in pots and provided some shade and shelter for the first week to allow for a successful transition.

**For cacti and other succulents, we recommend using a soil mix of less than 30% organic matter, preferably a 2-1 blend of cactus/succulent potting soil and pumice, perlite or lava rock. These plants are sensitive to prolonged heavy moisture, especially in cool/winter conditions. Keep this in mind when watering them for the first time. It is better to leave them dry in lower temperatures.

Retail Nursery Pickup

Mail order plants on this site are available for pick-up from our Sauvie Island nursery. (We also have a substantial and ever-changing selection of plants in larger sizes available for purchase in our retail nursery.)

Should you like to pick up mail order plants, please place an order online and we'll have your plants ready for pickup in 2-4 days.

We can hold pick-up orders for 1 week. If a week has passed and your order is not picked-up, we will refund your order and restock the plants.

If you are planning on visiting our nursery and want to to purchase mail order plants while you are here, please be aware that we are a small team and may not always be able to pull mail order plants same-day.

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