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Baccharis halimifolia/Groundsel Bush

Baccharis halimifolia / Baccharis halimifolia
Male flowering groundsel bush
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Male flowering groundsel bush

Autumn flowers

Native plants in a marshy soil

Old, well established specimen on edge of salt water pond

Male and female flowers

Flowering shrub on edge of marsh

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Scientific Name: Baccharis halimifolia
Common Name: Groundsel Bush
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A semi-evergreen plant zone 7, but evergreen further south. Lives in brackish water. A native prolific self-seeder. Male and female flowers on separate plants and are very showy in autumn. Plants grow to be very large shrubs or even small tree forms, somewhat similar to wax myrtle. Can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions from wet to dry. Blooms about the same time in fall as goldenrod, ironweed, wild aster, wild sunflowers, and other fall blooming wildflowers.