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.
I'm sure I have seen that somewhere and looks sort of familiar but can't quite place it.
I'm thinking Australian shrub?
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.
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:
Last edited: 05 July 2016 23:42:33
Glad you finally tracked it down!
I think I got the bit about Australia right!!!!!
Google is great but it can be difficult knowing the right search terms to use.
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.