Botanical Name: Carpenteria californica
Common Name: Bush Anemone  
Plant photo of: Carpenteria californica
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Replace turf with groundcovers, trees, and shrubs. If you have areas where no one uses the grass, patches that do not grow well, or a turf area too small to water without runoff, consider replacing the turf with water-efficient landscaping.

California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Yellow, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Very Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Wild Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Patio, Park


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Filler, Hedge, Screen


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

This California native is a dense, clean evergreen shrub that grows 6'-8' high and 5' wide. It is tolerant of sun or shade. It has white fragrant flowers with yellow stamens flowers that bloom in spring and summer. This shrub makes a great privacy hedge. It is drought tolerant once it's established but will appreciate extra watering during hot summer months.
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