Hazardia squarrosa

Sawtooth goldenbush

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 6' X 6'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



Sawtooth goldenbush grows on the immediate coast and the Pacific side of coastal mountains from Monterey County into Baja, Mexico. It is also found on several of the Channel Islands. It grows as a rounded or mounding shrub up to six feet, though individual specimens can be considerably smaller. One can expect a typical height of about four feet. The leaves of the goldenbush are bright shiny green with toothed edges (“sawtooth”). The leaves are reminiscent of the more common genus of the sunflower family, Grindelia. In late summer, the plant is topped with small yellow flowers for weeks. Sawtooth goldenbush is an extremely tough, adaptable plant. It thrives in a variety of soil types and sun exposures. An occasional heavy pruning will improve the plant’s appearance.


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