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PlantFiles: Eastern Baccharis, Groundsel, Sea Myrtle, Consumption Weed, Groundsel-bush, Seepwillow
Baccharis halimifolia

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Baccharis (BAK-uh-riss) (Info)
Species: halimifolia (hal-im-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
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:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive natlover On Dec 24, 2012, natlover from Auburn, AL wrote:

During the 1950s, groundsel trees in Alabama were largely confined to the coastal region. They are now found as far inland as Lee County in central eastern Alabama. They are particularly common near Interstate Hwy. I-85. A horticultural expert told me that butterflies, bees, and other nectar-feeding insects find the flowers especially attractive. " The sheer numbers of insects feeding on the flowers well into November is amazing. You'd have to see it to believe it," he told me. I have read that monarch butterflies find the flowers particularly attractive. Few other native plants are blooming well into November. All things considered, I believe groundsel trees are valuable contributors to our area's flora.

Neutral frostweed On Jan 3, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Eastern Baccharis, Groundsel, Sea Myrtle, Consumption Weed, Groundsel-bush, Seepwillow Baccharis halimifolia is native to Texas and other States.

Positive Hornbeam On Jan 10, 2005, Hornbeam from Chincoteague Island, VA wrote:

This plant grows weed-like on the Eastern Shore of Maryland & Virginia. You can find this plant on Assateague Island Virginia along the side of the road & off the trails. It's actually quite beautiful in it's own right. I've heard it called Silverling & Groundsel. Takes care of itself. I've had one growing in my yard for years. Deer don't mess with it. Sometimes they appear as a bush, others as a tree. The female has white snowy flowers & the male is yellowish

Regional...

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

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Barling, Arkansas
Morrilton, Arkansas
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Smyrna, Delaware
Bartow, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida
Crestview, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
West Monroe, Louisiana
Millersville, Maryland
Southold, New York
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Florence, South Carolina
Kerrville, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Water View, Virginia



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