Baccharis pilularis Baccharis pilularis
Baccharis pilularis Baccharis pilularis Baccharis pilularis (Coyotebrush) #21512
Common Name Dwarf coyotebrush, Coyotebrush
Latin Name Baccharis pilularis Var. pilularis
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 5-11, 14-24 / 8b-10
Type / Form Ground cover / large
Native Habitat California coast and inland
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once per month to once per week
Height X Width 1 foot X 12 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver, evergreen
Flowers Evergreen groundcover, dioecious white/cream flowers summer to fall
Bark / Roots  / Substantial 
Maintenance Pruning may be required
Propagation Seed - no pre-treatment is required. Surface sow in pots a cold frame in the spring, do not let the compost dry out. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 2 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very easy. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November in a frame. Easy.
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, ground cover, fire retardant, hedge, background
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Erosion control, larval plant for butterflies and some predator wasps
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asteraceae/Baccharis_pilularis.html
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/coyotebrush.html
    Images and data http://www.baynatives.com/plants/Baccharis-pilularis/
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baccharis_pilularis
    Images and data http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/coyote_brush.htm
    Images and data http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Baccharis+pilularis
    Images and data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Baccharis_pilularis_'Pigeon_Point'
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/99909/
    Data www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Baccharis+pilularis
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/114.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Baccharis+pilularis
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BAPI
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