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Centennial desert broom

Baccharis x ‘Centennial’


Centennial desert broom is a hybrid cultivar between B. pilularis and the desert species B. sarothroides. It grows into a dense mounding to spreading shrub, 4-5 ft. high and 4-6 ft. across. Tiny green leaves to 1/8 in. wide have distinctly toothed margins; new growth is bright green, mature growth is darker.
The Centennial desert broom has proven to be a durable evergreen shrub throughout the Inland Empire and is a useful clipped hedge and slope plant for both commercial and residential landscapes. Plants produce abundant flowers and seed for birds and pollinator insects.

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Spreading, Mounding, Dense
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Parks and open space, Foliage accent plant, Banks, Attracts butterflies, Wildlife value
Height: 2 ft. – 3 ft.
Width: 4 ft. – 6 ft.

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