There are no edible uses listed for Baccharis pilularis.
An effective ground-cover plant for sunny banks
The plant has an extensive root system and is very useful for stabilizing sand dunes etc
There are no material uses listed for Baccharis pilularis.
An infusion of the plant has been used as a general remedy or panacea
There are no medicinal uses listed for Baccharis pilularis.
Seed - no pre-treatment is required
. Surface sow in pots a cold frame in the spring, do not let the compost dry out. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 2 weeks
. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very easy[K].
Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November in a frame. Easy[K].
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Succeeds in almost any soil, from heavy clays to pure sands, if it is growing in a sunny position
. Very tolerant of poor dry soils
. Tolerates maritime exposure
This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it requires an almost frost-free climate and tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c.
Plants respond well to trimming.
Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Baccharis pilularis.
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Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
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