Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: Groundcover
Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection
Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand
Clay, Sand, Alkaline
Lawn Substitute, Tolerant of Clay Soil
Baccharis Pigeon Point' grows into a 1' by 6' wide bright green groundcover. This is the preferred form of Dwarf Coyote Brush for slope stabilization and landscaping in almost all areas. Plant from gallons three to five feet apart for a two year or so fill-in. If you plant close together they grow over each other and you end up with a higher groundcover. 'Pigeon Point' doesn't tend to get woody and seems to stay low and clean for at least ten to twelve years. Baccharis species are the nectary sources for most of the predatory wasps, native (small) butterflies and native flies. These plants 'sing' with life. They're great startups for bad sites, and the evergreen carpet is pleasant to the eye. Water about once every two weeks to wash the dust off of the foliage. Coyote Brush, like many native plants, hates dust.
Horticultural selection B. pilularis: origin = cuttings (19 ) Pigeon Pt., north coast, San Mateo Co.; intro Ken Taylor Nursery 1975
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