Carpenteria californica

Bush anemone

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable, Well-draining
Water: Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 10' X 10'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The bush anemone is a rare inhabitant of the foothills of Fresno and Madera Counties. The form is rounded and open with large, somewhat leathery lance-shaped leaves. The fragrant flowers of late spring are white with yellow centers. The bush anemone is partially deciduous in late summer, and the persistent dry leaves should be removed to improve its appearance. Although adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions, the bush anemone is at its best with fairly well-draining soil and a good half day of sun.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen