Baccharis angustifolia Michx.

False Willow

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Compositae

Genus: Baccharis

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7b to 10

Size: 5 to 6' tall, 2 to 3' wide

Exposure: Sun


Semi evergreen, upright form. Linear, graceful foliage. Moist to wet soil.


Native to the coastal areas of the southeastern US.

Published in Fl. Bor.-Amer. (Michaux) 2: 125 in 1803.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Woodlanders in March 2011 and planted it in the front near the Privet Hedge. It was attacked by ants and rotted and fell over but I had managed to take some cuttings which rooted first. I replanted in a different area of the One Of Everything garden in spring 2012 and it grew well through autumn. I had a second cutting that I planted in the Pool Lawn Border in spring 2013. The one in the One Of Everything garden split and lost some large branches in the ice storm in 2014.

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