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Desert Broom
Scientific Name: Baccharis sarothroides Gray
Family: Asteraceae
Desert Broom (Baccharis  sarothroides) 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, rounded shrub, occasionally drought deciduous, fast growing to 3 to 9 feet tall (0.9-2.7 m), 4 to 6 feet spread (1.2-1.8 m); gray-brown bark; alternate, bright green, linear, leaves, covered with a varnish-like secretion, 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. The female trees produce an abundance of white, silky seeds, that are carried by the wind and germinate readily.

Fruiting Habits:

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