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Bush Anemone
Carpenteria californica
  
About Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica) 43 Nurseries Carry This Plant The sole species in the genus Carpenteria in the Hydrangea family, is an evergreen shrub native to California. It is closely related to the genus mock-orange genus. Common names include Tree-anemone and Bush-anemone. It is a rare species, endemic to only seven sites in Fresno and Madera Counties, where it grows in chaparral between 340-1340 meter altitude between the San Joaquin and King rivers. It is well adapted to wildfire, reproducing by stump sprouts after burning; natural seedlings are rare. In June or July it will produce attractive white anemone shaped flowers. It has a somewhat floppy habit and may benefit from being planted in a grouping rather than singly. It produces suckers which are good if you want it to spread, or need to be controlled if you don't
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
6 - 10 ft tall
10 ft wide

Form
Form
Rounded, Upright Columnar

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Insects, especially bees and butterflies

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate - High,

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 3x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 10° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils but prefers faster draining soils such as decomposed granite. Soil PH: 6.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Deer Resistant, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Maintenance
Maintenance
Susceptible to aphids. Resistant to oak root fungus.. Prune as need to eliminate floppy branches

Propagation
Propagation?
Seed or cuttings.  For propagating by seed: No treatment. Sow thinly. Seedlings damp-off readily.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Chaparral or woodland along streambanks, gullies, moist soils, wooded slopes of the foothills of the Sierras.

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 22.2" - 40.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.36" - 1.18", Coldest Month: 40.8" - 49.7", Hottest Month: 62.5" - 76.7", Humidity: 2.19" - 24.67", Elevation: 948" - 5625"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Tree Anemone, Tree-anemone


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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