Dodonaea viscosa     
Hopseed bush   
Sapindacea Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: shrub or tree
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 12-15ft with equal spread
Leaves: dark green narrow linear leaf, alternate; top glossy underside lighter
Flowers: small clusters of greenish-white flower; bloom in early spring
Fruit: 3-sided pod containing 3 seeds; green aging to tan; flat papery wings
Stems/Trunks: exposed trunk with gnarled character when pruned up
Range/Origin: Arizona and Mexico and elsewhere; in washes
Hardiness: to mid teens

leaves and seeds
leaves and seed pods on
Dodonaea viscosa


Hopseed bush
Dodonaea viscosa

aka Hop Bush
short lived
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpuria' has purple leaf, is less cold hardy
many varieties available, with options of leaf shape and cold hardiness

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