In preparation for our annual native plant sale, we are experimenting with Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis) cuttings that we got from the NRCS plant materials center in Corvallis. We’ll attempt to grow out the cuttings in the next few months and hopefully will have some for sale in February!
Coyote bush is native to the pacific northwest and ranges from as southern California to northern Oregon in chaparral hillsides. It is often found on cliffs and dunes along the coast. It prefers open dry sites in full sun and well drained soils. It is a very attractive bushy shrub that flowers late in August and October providing habitat and a nectar source late in the season for predatory wasps, native butterflies and flies. It is a relatively drought resistant plant that provides excellent ground cover.