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Carpenteria californica

tree anemone

C. californica is a medium-sized, bushy evergreen shrub, often spreading in growth. Leaves narrowly elliptic, shiny green above. Flowers to 7cm in width, pure white with conspicuous yellow stamens

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Carpenteria are evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery, dark green leaves and large, bowl-shaped white flowers with prominent yellow stamens

Name status

Correct

Plant range
USA (California)

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Can get brown scale

Diseases

A leaf spot may occur

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