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Pigeon Point Coyote brush

Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’


Pigeon Point coyote brush is a cutting grown cultivar of Baccharis pilularis with a low and spreading growth habit that makes it highly suited for use as a ground cover. It is an evergreen shrub that has bright to medium green rounded leaves and flexible stems. It matures around 18-36 in. high and 6-9 ft. wide, and will drape gracefully on banks and over planter walls. The flowers are cream-white and not classically showy but create a beautiful effect on the plant in the morning or evening light. The flowers are also important for a variety of beneficial insects.

Pigeon Point coyote brush is adapted to both light and heavy soil conditions, full sun and low amounts of summer water. It has proven to be one of the best evergreen ground covers for medium to large parkways, slopes and perimeter garden spaces. As it matures it will develop woody stems and a mounding habit. The mounding habit and the woody stems can be revitalized by pruning the stems back to the ground in mid winter every 4-5 years; the next spring growth cycle is usually very robust.

Plant Type: Shrub, Ground cover
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Spreading, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Insignificant
Flower Season: Summer, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Silt, Sand, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Fog, Coastal salt air, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Wildlife value, Slopes, Parks and open space, Foliage accent plant, Banks, Attracts butterflies
Height: 18 in. – 24 in.
Width: 6 ft. – 9 ft.

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