It has small round glossy leaves and stays under a foot tall. It has dense growth that slowly spreads forming a mat that can be up to 4 feet. It roots as it spreads. Tiny, creamy-yellow sputnik-like flowers cover it in fall and winter, possibly into spring.
It would probably be a great plant for bonsai.
Pronunciation: BAK-uh-riss ma-jell-AN-ee-kuh
Species Meaning: Of or from the Magellan Straits area, Chile
Baccharis magellanica is native to Chile.
It comes from the southern tip of South America and thus likes cool, moist conditions. It is recommended that it gets water every couple of weeks.
Full sun to part shade. It can withstand wind and salt and tolerates poor soil.
syn. B. tricuneata
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21254
Found in Down Under Up Top,
On the left side towards the top.
We acquired this plant from Dancing Oaks.