Carpenteria californica

Carpenteria - Carpenteria californica

Common Name: Carpenteria
Genus: Carpenteria
Species: californica

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting bark, Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: peeling pale brown bark

Fabulously fragrant cup-shaped pure white anemone-like flowers in June and July and lustrous dark green leaves. This summer-flowering evergreen shrub looks marvellous grown against a sheltered south or west-facing wall protected from cold drying winds. It's upright then slightly spreading form is perfect for training into a fan-shape.

  • Garden care: After pruning lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant.