Bush anemone + cv

Carpenteria californica


The bush anemone grows into a medium size evergreen shrub commonly reaching 5-6 ft. tall, 6-8 ft. wide. Leaves are 2-3 in. long, dark green on top and white below. Showy clusters of white flowers with yellow centers occur in early spring.

Bush anemone is a highly popular and successfully cultivated California native plant that is valued for its rich foliage and flowering accent character. It is most often grown with other native plants in residential gardens where it provides a lush and deep green presence. It grows best in well-drained slightly acidic soils, and deep summer watering. Flowering is best when plants are located in sunny areas. One popular cultivar, C. c. ‘Elizabeth’, has a more vigorous growth habit and produces larger clusters of flowers.

Plant Type: Shrub, Native
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Dark green
Flower Color: White
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Loam, Deep soil, Clay, Acidic soil
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Moderate shade, Drought
Function: Specimen, Screening, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Foundations, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Espalier, Commercial spaces, Banks, Background plant
Height: 5 ft. – 6 ft.
Width: 6 ft. – 8 ft.