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Hopseed Bush

Dodonaea viscosa

Also known as

Akeake, Varnish-Leaf, Hop Bush, Native Hops, Switch Sorrel Of Jamaica, Florida Hopbush, Broadleaf Hopbush, Giant Hopbush, Hopshrub, Sticky Hopbush

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    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

    Seed in spring.

    Cuttings

    Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

    Other uses of Hopseed Bush

    Grown for their foliage and overall appearance. Suitable for coastal conditions.

    Coastal | Area Specific

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