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.

coyote bush

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

coyote bush stem

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coyote bush leaf

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Coyote Bush

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Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Open chaparral; hillsides; canyons, dunes and bluffs along the coast.
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
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2012, 2012