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Carpenteria californica Torr.
Bush anemone, Tree anemone, Tree-anemone
USDA Symbol: CACA17
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
An evergreen shrub, 4-8 ft. by 5 ft., with narrow, dark-green, glossy leaves. The showy, single, 2-3 in. wide, anemone-like flowers are fragrant and glistening white.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
White , Yellow Bloom Time:
Apr , May , Jun , Jul Bloom Notes: Flower
white with yellow stamens.
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Fresno Co., CA Native Habitat:
Dry, wooded, granite ridges & slopes; 1500-4000 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, granitic soils.
Conditions Comments: Do not overwater or overfeed this plant as it will grow rank with too much care. Deer generally ignore bush anemone.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Introduced to cultivation around 1875.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds , Softwood Cuttings
Description: Seed germination without treatment is excellent. Sow thinly. Seedling damp off easily. This species may also be increased using suckers or cuttings from young stems.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff