origin of fremontodendron

TRIMBLE VALERIE asked 14 years ago

Hi Gerry,

My Mother is a very keen gardener and she would like to know the origin of the free montodendron,is it related to the the rhododendron



1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The fremontodendron is native to southern California and Mexico. It likes well-drained soil in a bright sunny position. It is not related to rhododenron.

 The ‘dendron’ part of the name is Greek for a tree and the fremont part is in honour of an explorer of North America called Major Charles Fremont.