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Dendromecon rigida

Bush Poppy
Papaveraceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

DENDROMECON

Bush poppies give a showy display of bright yellow, 2-in. wide, poppylike flowers. Use on banks and roadsides, with other native shrubs.

Can be propagated from cuttings taken in summer. Get very few pests or diseases.

Dendromecon rigida

Native to dry chaparral in lower elevations in California. Untidy growing wild. Freely branched shrub 4–8 ft. tall and 4–6 ft. wide, with shredding yellowish gray or white bark. Thick, veiny, gray-green leaves 1–4 in. long. Flowers in spring. Prune back to about 2 ft. after bloom. In Zones 4 and 5, grows best as a south-wall shrub.

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