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Asked by
mendocit on
August 2, 2013

Q. Details About Coyote Bush, Baccharis Pilularis

I live within 300 yards of ocean in northern California. My two plants, about 6 inches tall, resemble a holly with deep green leaves with numerous prickly points on edge. How high and what shape will it take? Does it need a lot of sun or will underneath ashore pine be ok?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
August 2, 2013

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 21, 2015

Q. Propagate coyote plant

How do you propagate seeds from a coyote plant?

Asked by
Roberta Adams on
June 7, 2018

Q. identify old plant possible coyote bush 30+years old

Trying to identify a very old scrub/bush. I accidentally cut this one as the new growth was way over my head and I didn’t see the green. Pictures are of new leaf growth and old gnarly wood base.

Answered by
drtreelove on
June 8, 2018

Thank you for sending us your gardening question.

Coyote brush has serrated leaf margins, your mystery plant has more elongated leaves with smooth leaf margins, a little different than what I usually see with the common California native, but the flower buds appear similar. I'm not sure, but it could be another species of Baccharis:

Baccharis salicifolia ssp. salicifolia; Mule Fat

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