Sticky Baccharis, Seepwillow, Water Wally, Mule Fat, Mule's Fat
Baccharis salicifolia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Baccharis (BAK-uh-riss) (Info)
Species: salicifolia (sal-iss-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Synonym:Baccharis glutinosa
Synonym:Baccharis viminea
Synonym:Molina salicifolia

Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Peridot, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

La Jolla, California

Malibu, California

Menifee, California

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 30, 2011, bethlewitt2000 from LA JOLLA, CA wrote:

I like this plant because it is a native to my area and hope to have some in the garden of my next home. I work with plants at a local park that has many natives and this is one of them.

Neutral

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

Sticky Baccharis, Seepwillow, Water Wally, Mule Fat, Mule's Fat Baccharis salicifolia is Native to Texas and other States.

Neutral

On Mar 23, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Kind of scraggly looking for a formal garden, but almost a necessity for a wild garden. Carries nectar for all sorts of insects.
Plant it by a pond area.