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Bush Anemone
Scientific Name: Carpenteria californica Torr.
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5-9,14-24,31
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: California, in a small area of the Sierra Nevada, between 1000 and 5000 feet elevation (300-1500 m), where it is a threatened species in the wild.

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small tree, slow growing, 3 to 10 feet tall (0.9-3 m), 4 to 14 feet wide (1.2-4.2 m); opposite, oblong-lanceolate, leathery leaves, up to 4 inches long (10 cm) with short petioles

Watering Needs: Moderate water, prefers a soil slightly acidic, likes good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings root readily, suckers

The genus is named after the Professor William M. Carpenter (1811-1848), a Louisiana physician and botanist.

Blooming Habits:
Scented, glistening white, anemone-shaped flowers, 2 to 4 inches in diameter (5-10 cm), with 5 to 8 large petals. It blooms in late spring and early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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