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PlantFiles: Broombush
Baccharis dioica

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Baccharis (BAK-uh-riss) (Info)
Species: dioica (dy-oh-EE-kuh) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive amygirl On May 24, 2012, amygirl from Miami, FL wrote:

It grows easily from cuttings. It is also native to southern Mexico and the West Indies. It is believed to be no longer existing in the wild in south Florida.

Neutral MotherNature4 On Nov 8, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This species of Baccharis is Endangered due to habitat destruction. It was found only in Miami-Dade County in Florida.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida



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