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groundsel bush

Baccharis halimifolia

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groundsel bush is a member of the Baccharis (Baccharises) family. Its botanical name is Baccharis halimifolia.

A useful shrub or small tree for use in reclaiming wet sites, this bush can be used near retention ponds and and drain ditches.

A woody shrub perfectly suited for Florida gardens. It is the perfect choice for rain gardens. Not recommended for allergy sufferers.

A type of flowering ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Keep in mind when planning your garden that groundsel bush is known for growing to a shrubby habit.

groundsel bush is a great plant to attract bees to your garden.

United States is believed to be where groundsel bush originates from.

groundsel bush is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about groundsel bush have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow groundsel bush

  • Full Sun

    OR
  • Partial Sun

  • Very High

This bush should be placed in water retention soils.

groundsel bush likes a position of full sun / partial sun and remember to water very often. Use Zone 5 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. groundsel bush is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for groundsel bush to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing groundsel bush from seed

Transplanting groundsel bush

groundsel bush is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

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groundsel bush Folklore & Trivia

The salt bush is a dominant plant in the Mojave desert.

Other names for groundsel bush

eastern baccharis, sea myrtle, high-tide bush, Sea Myrtle

Baccharis halimifolia L.

Footnotes

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