Broombush
Baccharis dioica

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

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.