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Sand Colored Cistern
Hopseed Bush
Hopseed Bush

Common name:Hopseed Bush
Botanical name:Dodonaea viscosa

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.

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Sand Colored Cistern

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Water Saving Tip:

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.