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Carpenteria californica 'Bodnant'

Tree anemone

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Carpenteria californica 'Bodnant'
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Plant details

Native to the dry slopes and pine forests of California, Carpenteria californica is a popular garden plant, grown for its large and bold, fragrant white flowers and glossy, leather leaves. This tree anemone is a bushy evergreen shrub, which once matures, is hardy throughout most of the UK. Carpenteria californica ‘Bodnant’ has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM) and is ideal to be grown on shrub borders.

Family: Hydrangeaeceae

Genus: Carpenteria

Species: californica

Cultivar: 'Bodnant'

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 180cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to take cuttings: May to July

Flowering period: June to July

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