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WaysideWayside Posts: 807

Hi there,

I've got a shrub to ID.  I think it's a shrub, but I suppose it could be a tree, it's pot bound.

Supposedly it's not deciduous.

The seed pods/things are quite odd.

I'm sorry the pics aren't that good.

Thanks!

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

    I'm sure I have seen that somewhere and looks sort of familiar but can't quite place it.

    I'm thinking Australian shrub?

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • WaysideWayside Posts: 807

    Can anyone give me the technical name of the seed pod things? They were quite flat and appear papery.

    I finding it hard to come up with search terms.

    It's growing on me the more I look at it.

  • WaysideWayside Posts: 807

    I think I've found it, took me a fair while looking at red leaved trees and shrubs!

    Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' , purple hopseed bush.

    Searched for 'oblanceolate+purple+leaves', not sure if those leaves are oblanceolate, but I finally struck gold.

    Here's a video introduction:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCHefkkBLh8

    Last edited: 05 July 2016 23:42:33

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,433

    Glad you finally tracked it down! image

    I think I got the bit about Australia right!!!!!

    Google is great but it can be difficult knowing the right search terms to use.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • WaysideWayside Posts: 807

    Found in Africa, the Americas, southern Asia and Australia!  AKA the Hopbush.

    It's quite interesting in colour, green at the base (or away from light), purple tips.

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