Dodonaea viscosa     
Hopseed bush   
Sapindacea Family     

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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

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Dodonaea viscosa
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Hopseed bush
Dodonaea viscosa
NOTES:

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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