Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'

Common Name:
Dwarf coyote brush
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1-2 feet high by 6 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Pale yellow
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Low forms of coyote brush selected near the California coast have long been popular for ground cover. 'Pigeon Point' is a dense, low mound, with toothed, very bright green leaves. The creamy flower heads are small but have a pleasant fragrance suggesting a mixture of hay and honey. Sun (though they tolerate light shade), nearly all soils, occasional watering when established.