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Seep Willow

Baccharis salicifolia

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate-high
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies, wasps, flies, beetles
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
6-8' × 4-6'+
Flowering Season March-October
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range 0-5 °F
Leaf Description Lance shaped, resembling willow leaves, covered in glands which can attract insects.
Fruit Small seeds with a fluffy crown, conspicuous.
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Description The first thing to note about this species is that it is a fairly high water user, so it is most appropriate for gardens with ample moisture in the form of greywater, irrigated basins, outdoor showers etc. However, if an appropriate space is available than this is an excellent pollinator attractor, bringing in butterflies, bees, and even wasps, and flies. Plants will form a patch up to 6 or so feet high, and may make a good informal screen for an outdoor shower similar to bamboo. The fluffy seeds which follow blooms can germinate and grow in moist areas and may volunteer in a garden.