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Desert Broom
Scientific Name: Baccharis sarothroides Gray
Family: Asteraceae
Desert Broom (Baccharis sarothroides)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to to 10 F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Requires full sun

Origin: Souhwestern USA (from California to Texas), northwestern Mexico, below 5500 feet elevation (1650 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, occasionally drought deciduous, fast growing to 3 to 9 feet tall (0.9-2.7 m), 5 feet spread or more; gray-brown bark; bright green leaves, occasionally sticky, 0.4 to 1.5 inch long (1-4 cm), 0.12 inch wide (3 mm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, very drought tolerant

Propagation: Tip cuttings, seeds

Desert Broom (Baccharis sarothroides)

Blooming Habits:
The desert broom is dioecious. The whitish flowerheads come in early winter.

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