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Coyote Bush | Baccharis pilularis

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.


Plant Details

HabitatsOak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests
Habitat NotesOpen chaparral; hillsides; canyons, dunes and bluffs along the coast.
Years Planted at Arboretums2012, 2012
Mature Height6' to 10’
Shade Preferencefull sun
Soil Tolerancemoist to dry well-drained soils; tolerates poor soil
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds and hummingbirds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; ornamental; medicinal