Carpenteria californica

Bush Anemone is a locally rare native of the Sierra Nevada foothills in Central California. This tough evergreen shrub with thin deep green leaves set against pale exfoliating glossy bark is perfectly hardy to cold and drought. In May/June 3″ wide pure white flowers with a central yellow boss of stamens are sweetly fragrant. Full sun to almost full shade in any soil with adequate drainage. Adaptable to dry clay soils and able to endure extreme drought. High deer resistance. Perfectly climate adapted. Appreciates good air circulation. No crowding. To 8′ tall and 3′ wide in 6 years.

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