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Coyote Bush

Coyote Bush

Coyote Bush, Coyote Brush Chaparral Broom, Desert Broom, Baccharis

Flowers are white on the female plants and yellowish on male plants. The pollen on the male flowers smells like shaving soap. Leaves are fragrant and sticky, producing oils that make the plant unappetizing and may protect the plant from being eaten.

Baccharis "Starn" Thompson is a male plant, which means it does not produce the fluffy white seed head litter the female plants do. It is a good variety for the desert Southwest, forming a rounded mound 3 to 4 feet high by 4 to 5 feet wide.

Plants are drought and heat tolerant and water requirements are low, once established.

Coyote Bush is a great plant for Xeriscaping, but if the winter temps drop below zero, it will freeze back to ground level.

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