Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks #2'

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
One of the lower forms of coyote brush selected near the California coast, 'Twin Peaks' is extremely dense, with leaves which are bright green when young, becoming greyish green with age. The flower heads--male in this selection--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.