20 years to reach maturity
Hopseed Bush Overview
A variable species growing throughout Australia, New Zealand and the tropical regions of America, Africa and Asia. This is a dense and fast growing plant bearing elliptic, pale green sticky leaves with wavy edges. The yellowish 3-winged capsule fruits are produced in terminal clusters and turn brown, pink or purple when mature. Is best pruned to be upright to 3m tall. Good for screening and hedging. 'Purpurea', from New Zealand, has bronze-leaves and purplish- red fruit capsules.
Common problems with Hopseed Bush
How to propagate Hopseed Bush
Seed in spring.
Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Other uses of Hopseed Bush
Grown for their foliage and overall appearance. Suitable for coastal conditions.