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fremontodendron Californicum - die back

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ends of branches all soft, all flowers drop, all leaves wither and drop. Have tried cutting back, but ends still go soft. Is this a form of wilt?

On plant Fremontodendron californicum



This is very fast growing, 20feet in two years.
It is not hardy in the UK.
Grow it against a sunny wall.
It is subject to wilt and dieback.
Sow some seed every four years to grow some smaller ones.

7 Nov, 2008


It is hardy in the South. Be careful when handling as the sap can be an irritant, wear gloves and long sleeves.

10 Nov, 2008

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