Botanical Name: Dodonaea viscosa
 Common Name: Hopseed Bush
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Green

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Parking Lot, Swimming Pool, Walkways

 

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Hedge, Screen, Wind Break, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Attractive upright, dense shrub grows to 10' x 8'. Good alternative to oleander. Excellent screen. Full sun to partial shade. Yellow-green nonshowy flowers appear in spring followed by decorative papery fruits that attract birds. Native to hot regions worldwide.
Frost tolerant to 15 F. Also try Dodenea viscosa v. purpurea, which has bronze-purple leaves.