An excellent habitat plant offering food and cover to a wide variety of wildlife, including most of the predatory wasps, small butterflies and native flies. With its late bloom, it is an indispensable source of autumn nectar for hundreds of insects. Coyote bush must be periodically pruned to maintain its shape or it will get leggy. Great plant for hedgerows.
|Habitats||Oak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests|
|Habitat Notes||Open chaparral; hillsides; canyons, dunes and bluffs along the coast.|
|Years Planted at Arboretums||2012, 2012|
|Mature Height||6' to 10’|
|Shade Preference||full sun|
|Soil Tolerance||moist to dry well-drained soils; tolerates poor soil|
|Special Uses||Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds and hummingbirds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; ornamental; medicinal|