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Baccharis halimifolia, Aster Tree, White Cloud Tree, Snow Bush, Eastern Baccharis, Flannel Bush

Baccharis halimifolia

Aster Tree, White Cloud Tree, Snow Bush, Eastern Baccharis, Flannel Bush
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

This unique plant is the only tree in Asteraceae family. The persistent white pappus of the infructescences remains showy for months after the plants stop blooming. The plant looks like a white cloud or covered with snow. Winter bloomer. Unusual shape leaves 1-2" wide. Can be grown as a large bush, trained into a small standard tree, or kept in a pot. Very hardy plant, tolerates drought and poor soils, and some freeze.





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https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/baccharis_halimifolia.htm