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Baccharis pilularis - DC.

Common Name Dwarf Chaparral Broom, Coyotebrush , Chaparral Broom
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 8-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal sand dunes and hills[200].
Range South-western N. America - California.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Baccharis pilularis Dwarf Chaparral Broom, Coyotebrush , Chaparral Broom


Baccharis pilularis Dwarf Chaparral Broom, Coyotebrush , Chaparral Broom
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Summary

Bloom Color: White, Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Early winter, Late fall, Mid fall. Form: Prostrate, Spreading or horizontal.


Physical Characteristics

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Baccharis pilularis is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

B. consanguinea.

Habitats

 Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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An infusion of the plant has been used as a general remedy or panacea[257].

Other Uses

Soil stabilization.

An effective ground-cover plant for sunny banks[200]. The plant has an extensive root system and is very useful for stabilizing sand dunes etc[200].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Ground cover, Rock garden. Succeeds in almost any soil, from heavy clays to pure sands, if it is growing in a sunny position[11, 200]. Very tolerant of poor dry soils[200]. Tolerates maritime exposure[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it requires an almost frost-free climate and tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. Plants respond well to trimming[200]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Special Features:North American native, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Attractive flowers or blooms.

Propagation

Seed - no pre-treatment is required[113]. 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[113]. 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[K]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November in a frame. Easy[K].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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