Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
BACCHARIS pilularis 'Twin Peaks'
Coyotebrush, Coyotebush, Twin Peaks Coyotebrush
Counted among the very best of drought-resistant evergreen groundcovers, ‘Twin Peaks’ is a selection of Dwarf Coyote Bush, a native of coastal California and Oregon where plants can go for over six months without rainfall. Though it tolerates drought, ‘Twin Peaks’ can brown and lose leaves in extreme heat. The plants grows as a spreading mound of small, rounded green leaves with serrated edges. Plants bloom in spring but flowers are insignificant and give way to tufted seed pods which mature in fall and many consider unsightly. For best success, give this plant a site with good drainage. On slopes, the north and east-facing exposures are best for lush growth and optimal coloring. This plant makes an excellent filler for gardens of drought-resistant plants that ask for only occasional supplemental water. The tenacity and spreading nature of this plant have made it vital for erosion control along the Pacific Coast of the U.S.. It's ideal for rural properties in dry regions where it is likely to naturalize help control erosion, but not add fuel for brush fires.
12 - 1
8 - 10
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-24" / 20.3cm - 61.0cm
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Northwestern United States, California
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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