Baccharis magellanicaItem #7846 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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A rare but endearing and tough evergreen from the Southern Andes, collected by Dan Hinkley in southern Chile. Dense, ground-hugging stems with glossy grayish green foliage are cloaked with tiny, creamy-white spring flowers, followed by a flurry of white seed heads. A well-behaved weed-suppressing cover for dry, lean and rocky soils.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Forms a dense mat 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading to 60 in. wide.
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Forms a dense mat 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading to 60 in. wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Late winter to spring.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleRusticCompanion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Aloe (Aloe); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum); Creeping Juniper (Juniperus)
- CareCare InformationThrives in well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season. Drought tolerant once established. Feed with a slow-release, general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.