West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
A friend gave me a shrub but doesn't know its name. I've searched and searched the internet but can't identify it. Someone has suggested that it is Carpenteria Californica but I'm not certain - it doesn't have a scent, and has lots of petals.
I've attached photos but apologise for their poor quality, so here's a description...
It's about 3ft high, in a pot, and has several stems coming from the earth. The leaves are bright green on both sides and approx 1-2cm long. The leaves are smooth and grow in clusters of three or more. It's been trained up some wires in the pot, and the stems are easy to bend, no thorns. In April and May, single white 'pearls' appeared directly on the stems. These opened up into 2cm white multi-petalled flowers with saffron coloured stamen. Neither the leaves nor flowers have any perfume.
I'd really like to know what it is so that I can care for it properly.
Many thanks for your help.
On plant Carpenteria californica
- 3 Jun, 2010