Bush Anemone, Tree Anemone, California Anemone
Carpenteria californica

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carpenteria (kar-pen-TER-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: californica (kal-ih-FOR-nik-uh) (Info)
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Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Aliso Viejo, California

Arroyo Grande, California

Castro Valley, California

Chico, California

Davis, California

Elk Grove, California

Los Angeles, California

Nevada City, California

North Fork, California

Sacramento, California

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

Walnut Creek, California

Beaverton, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Greenville, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 31, 2010, jenquig from Portland, OR wrote:

No where can I find how to care for the California Anemone bush (Carpenteria). What do you do after it blooms? Does it need to be cut back? Thanks

Positive

On Mar 26, 2005, Chuck1260 from Arroyo Grande, CA wrote:

Small medium green leaves and the most gorgeous white flowers with yellow centers. It takes a while to get established. It is undemanding it is care and is water efficient. Blooms once a year and recedes into the background the rest of the year.

Positive

On Jul 1, 2002, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This shrub is native to California. In the UK it is best grown against a sunny, sheltered wall.