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Baccharis patagonica

Patagonian groundsel tree

A slow-growing, dense, evergreen shrub reaching a height of 3m, with a rounded habit and small glossy, slightly toothed, dark green leaves. The flowers are small, creamy white to yellow and are borne in clusters from late spring to early summer

Other common names
Patagonian sea myrtle
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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Chalk
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow White Green
Summer Yellow White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy, Clump forming
Potentially harmful
The fruit may cause stomach upset if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Name status

Correct

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How to grow

Cultivation

Ideal for coastal positions, even growing in saline soil conditions. Tolerates all soil types and can help stabilise banks. Protect from harsh frosts

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring. Both male and female plants are required for seed to be produced

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Architectural
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or pruning group 4, although will tolerate renovation pruning, but flowering would be delayed for a year ot two

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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