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Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth'
Common Name: Tree Anemone Family: Hydrangaceae (The Hydrangea Family)

Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth'
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This 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. It grows up to ten feet tall with flaky bark on older stems. The evergreen leaves are lance-shaped, glossy green above, blue-green to whitish and downy beneath. The large anemone-like flowers are pure white clustered with yellow stamens. It is closely related to Philadelphus, the mock oranges. Plant in dry soils.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Chaparral between 340 and 1340 m.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeEarly Summer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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