56065

Carpenteria californica ‘Bodnant’

Carpenteria

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Carpenteria californica 'Bodnant'
  • Common name: Carpenteria
  • Family: Hydrangeaeceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous

Native to the dry slopes and pine forests of California, tree anemone Carpenteria californica is a popular garden plant, grown for its large and bold, fragrant white flowers and glossy, leather leaves. It’s a bushy evergreen shrub, which, once mature, is hardy throughout most of the UK.

Advertisement

Carpenteria californica ‘Bodnant’ has cup-shaped anemone flowers with a central boss of yellow stamens. Its leaves are dark green and glossy and is park is pale and peeling. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Advertisement

Grow Carpenteria californica ‘Bodnant’ in fertile moist but well-drained soil in full sun, ideally with the additional shelter of a sunny wall to protect it from frost and cold winds.

How to grow Carpenteria 'Bodnant'

  • Plant size

    1.8m height

    1.8m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Carpenteria 'Bodnant' and wildlife

Carpenteria 'Bodnant' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Carpenteria 'Bodnant' poisonous?

Carpenteria 'Bodnant' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People