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.


Sand Colored Cistern

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Water Saving Tip:

Even during our hottest months we don't need to water daily.

Give your plants a chance to breathe.

Water late at night or in the early morning hours to avoid losses to wind and evaporation.

Integrated Pest Management:

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