Baccharis pilularis Twin Peaks II

'Twin Peaks II' Dwarf coyote bush

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 2' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



Coyote bush is common in a variety of plant communities from Oregon to Baja, especially in “pacific-influenced” portions of the coastal mountains, central valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. The species is characterized by dense, green leaves and exceptional toughness. Of the two subspecies, the pilularis subspecies is the more coastal, occurring exclusively in coastal settings. The ‘Twin Peaks II’ selection was taken from Twin Peaks in San Francisco. It grows as a low shrub to about two feet in height and spreading to about six feet. In late summer and early fall it is covered with small white flowers. Since this selection is a male plant, the flowers will not produce seed. ‘Twin Peaks II’ is tolerant of a variety of soils. It appreciates some summer water and perhaps some shade protection in inland settings.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen