From California Natives Wiki
Botanical Name: Baccharis pilularis
Common Name: Coyote Brush, Chaparral Broom
- Crisp green look all year. Provides seed and nesting habitat for birds. Large shrub, excellent for erosion control. Cut back annually to promote new growth. Very important shrub for wildlife!
- Plant Family: Asteraceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 6' H x 10' W
- Growth Habit: Dense and spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Fall
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: North Western CA, Sierra Nevada Foothills, w. Central Western CA, South Coast, Channel Islands, w. Transverse & Peninsular Range, to OR & no. Mex.
- Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs to oak woodland, below 2250'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Forms many stems growing flat on the ground, leaves small, bright green. A good ground cover plant. Gallon cans, 40c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, California: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.