Baccharis salicifolia

Mule Fat

Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color White
Blooming Season Fall, Winter
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
Sun / Shade   
Monthly Water
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Freshwater Wetlands, Riparian

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Clay, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Hedges and Screens, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

Baccharis salicifolia is a species of flowering shrub known by the common names Mulefat and Seep Willow. It is commonly found growing along stream beds, ditches and other watercourses. It flowers abundantly with small white blooms with separate flower heads for male and female blossoms. This shrub can grow up to 10-12 ft high and 6-9ft wide and look a little weedy and unkempt in the wild but with some extra care (it responds well to cutting back) and plentiful water can be groomed to stay green and full. It is worth the extra care and water if you love to attract pollinators as many different pollinator species love this plant.

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