Tree Sonchus

Like a plant in a Dr. Seuss book, tree sonchus has a pleasingly odd, wayward appearance. Its finely dissected foliage resembles fern fronds, and its flowers look like sulfur-color dandelions. It blooms for weeks in spring and requires little supplemental watering. Plant tree sonchus in a mixed border or container planting to add intrigue and drama to the scene. Its easy-care nature makes it a valuable member of the semitropical garden.

Tree Sonchus Overview

Genus Name Sonchus canariensis
Common Name Tree Sonchus
Plant Type Shrub
Light Sun
Height 3 to 8 feet
Width null to 6 feet
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Blue/Green, Chartreuse/Gold
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Cut Flowers, Good for Containers
Zones 10, 9
Propagation Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant
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