Carpenteria is an evergreen Californian species with open clusters of ruffled white flowers centred with spheres of yellow stamens.
Carpenteria is a lonely species taxonomically, being the only member of its genus, and geographically, being found in the wild at only seven sites in Fresno and Madera counties in California. 'Elizabeth' grows up to six feet tall with flaky bark on older stems and masses of flowers. The large anemone-like flowers are pure white clustered with yellow stamens. The evergreen leaves are lance-shaped, glossy green above, blue-green to whitish and downy beneath. It is closely related to Philadelphus, the mock oranges. Plant in dry soils.
Common Name: Tree Anemone
Family: Hydrangaceae (The Hydrangea Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Chaparral between 340 and 1340 m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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