Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea

Baccharis pilularis subsp. consanguinea

coyote brush



  • Low to medium shrub reaching up to 8 feet or more, especially with water
  • Occurs naturally in coastal scrub habitats but likely to thrive in any garden
  • Dioecious (male and female flowers occur on separate plants).
  • Female flowers are white with longer hairs. Male flowers are cream colored with protruding yellow stamens.
  • Shoots arise from the base and may build up dead wood unless pruned at least every three years.
  • Pruning rejuvenates plant and prevents fire hazard.
  • Provides a dense canopy and shelter for rodents, rabbits, birds, as well as other plants.
  • Drought tolerant; evergreen, Attracts insects, wren-tits and white-crown sparrow
  • Found in all sections

Bay Hills, Briones RP, Chabot RP, El Sobrante, Martinez, Mt. Diablo north, Tilden RP


1 gallon, 2 gallon, Deepot, long 1 gallon

bloom season Aug
pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
bloom season Dec
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Sun
soil Good
habitat Grassland
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jul
water Low
soil Moderate
bloom season Nov
bloom season Oct
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
bloom season Sep
growth habit Upright
water Very low
soil Well-drained

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