This form of coyote bush was selected and introduced by the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Cuttings were collected south of Point Arena in Mendocino County, where it grew very low and dense. In cultivation it has mounded up to 4 feet tall and wider, growing into a dense weed smothering ground cover. The shrub's small green leaves start out lime green acquiring a blue cast upon maturity, hence the name. Coyote bush is an easy to grow shrub, adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soil types. Best in sun to light shade, decent drainage with occasional summer water, especially inland. An excellent habitat plant offering food and cover for a wide range of wildlife, though deer do not eat it.
Baccharis pilularis 'Al's Blue'
Call to confirm current supply. Availability as of July 9, 2020:
Sorry; this plant is out of stock at present.