Common Name: tree anemone, bush anenome
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 4 to 6 ft. high, to 4 ft. wide.
Flowers: White flowers with yellow centers to 3 in. in clusters, early spring to summer; narrow leaves 2 to 4 in. long, dark green on top, whiter underneath.
Uses: Color and shape accent, small screen, ornamental gardens, formal gardens, near oak trees, tolerates heat. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Nectar attracts butterflies. Habitat for birds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Native to decomposed granite, but tolerates a variety.
Water: Low to medium.
Sun: Full sun to some shade in heat.
Pruning: Prune after flowering to control shape.
Pests & Diseases: Aphid and mites. Oak root fungus resistant.
Notes: New stems are purple; older branches have peeling light-colored bark. Persistent spent leaves; not always attractive. C. c. ‘Elizabeth’ produces more flowers. Hardy to 10° F.