Looks familiar. No name for it but coastal southern east coast and maybe
Corpus Christi Texas? I'm thinking mostly along the SC/NC coastal areas.
Might be in other places of course. If I'm placing it right, doesn't get
very tall (2ft max?) and not hard to control at all in beds. Interesting
looking brownish purple and considered a weed by most.
Yes, in Santa Monica, this could indeed be Dodonaea. It's widely
planted in southern California. I see several in my own neighborhood.
Watch out! It can grow into a very large shrub -- to 15 feet tall and
almost as wide -- and crowd out your rose.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
Higgs Boson;906212 Wrote:
> Came up in one of the rose beds. Didn't pull it out because foliage
yes. its definantly Dodonea viscosa 'Purpurea' , it makes a beautiful
bushy evergreen shrub and has large reddish purple seed pods. It grows
very well down here In Cornwall uk, as its incredibly salt tolerant but
its main attribute is its resistance to drought, so Ideal in a tub. it
seems to be hardy down to -4 celcius and benefits from spring pruning. I
grow alot from seed and I would imagine this is how you got yours.
best wishes, Lannerman
Thanks, Lannerman -- but I didn't plant it. It just volunteered one
day, and as I wrote earlier, the foliage was so attractive that I
thought I'd let it grow for a while. With all the good input from the
NG, I am definitely going to nurture it.
Tx to all
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