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Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Pozo Surf

Lowly Coyote brush.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 52 $ 8.99
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Pozo Surf was chosen as the name because Parking Strip Coyote Brush as a name stinks. Lowly Coyote brush is an attempt to develop some Southern California forms of native plants. This plant seems to grow two foot tall and two to three feet wide, with bright green foliage, drought tolerance, and the deer do not bother it. A perfect mound of green is the goal for parking strips and narrow planters that get abused!
A note from a customer

I live in Escondido and I just wanted to voice an opinion on the name of Baccharis pilularis consanguinea "Pozo Surf". When I first saw this plant at the Escondido nursery a couple of years ago, the impression that the name "Pozo Surf" left in my mind was that of an easy pushover type of plant that lives the good life where winters are 70 degrees and summers are 70 degrees as well, with plenty of winter rain and lots of summer fog.

I have a north slope area of my back yard that sees full shade in the winter, and 112 degrees heat with reflected heat from the fence in the summer. The soil ph is 7.80 with a mixture of compacted clay and gravel, with not-so-great drainage (12-24 hours). It will grow there.

I think that "Parking Strip" is a far better name, because it describes a a very tough plant that will grow in horrendous soil conditions, summer heat, and reflected heat from asphalt and concrete. It is also a plant that is "less tasty" to gophers, as well. It stops erosion from the winter rains and will act like a nurse plant for a Toyon that will not grow without help from a Low and Tough "Parking Strip" Baccharis. This is a wonderful drought-tolerant evergreen landscape plant, that should be given some respect, IMHO.

P.S. I also think that these plants will sell better if the general public is made aware of it as being a tough-as-nails garden tolerant xeriscape plant. I bought two more of them today, and I will be buying more of them in the future.

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Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Pozo Surf tolerates sand, clay and deer.
Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Pozo Surf is great for a butterfly garden.
Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Pozo Surf's foliage color is green and type is evergreen.
Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Pozo Surf's flower color is yellow.

Communities for Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Pozo Surf:Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 0.30 to 1.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 50.00 to 100.00

What does all this mean!?!

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