How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Baccharis (Coyote bush)—Baccharis pilularis
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Plant identification

Baccharis species are evergreen woody shrubs or ground covers that can be used as bank covers, for erosion control, or in natural landscapes. They require little care once established. Most have inconspicuous flowers. Female plants will be covered with cottony fluff of seeds in late fall.

Optimum conditions for growth

Most baccharis species are adaptable to the desert regions of the southwest or to the California high deserts. Baccharis species prefer full sun. They need little water in coastal areas but inland do best with occasional summer water.

Leaves of baccharis
Leaves of baccharis

Pests and disorders of Baccharis pilularis spp.



Environmental disorders



Baccharis shrub
Baccharis shrub

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