PLANTS OF STICKY HOP BUSH - DODONAEA VISCOSA PURPUREA
Ornamental shrub widely used for hedges, rockery and pots. Specimen.
Evergreen shrub growing 1-3m tall. Rarely a small tree to 10 m. tall. Attractive elliptic deep purple leaves. The flowers are creamy white, produced in short racemes. The fruit is a red capsule ripening brown and sometimes yellow.
Prefers acid and light soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.