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Baccharis halimifolia

eastern false willow

A typical find in coastal salt marshes up through southern New England, this shrubs seeds readily in salty, disturbed habitats and has great potential as a salt-marsh restoration plant. This tough contender will survive high salinity and standing water, laying out shallow lateral root systems to support itself. Boasts excellent purple fall color and flowers profusely in the fall. 

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Height: 6-12 ft
Spread: 6-12 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Salt Tolerant
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Landscape Use
Massing
Naturalize
Specimen
Attractive Fall Foliage and/or Ornamental Fruit
Red to Purple Fall Foliage


North American Distribution


eastern false willow - Baccharis halimifolia from Native Plant Trust
by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust
eastern false willow - Baccharis halimifolia from Native Plant Trust
eastern false willow - Baccharis halimifolia from Native Plant Trust
by Albert Bussewitz (c) Native Plant Trust
eastern false willow - Baccharis halimifolia from Native Plant Trust
by Michael Piantedosi (c) Native Plant Trust
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