Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Dodonaea viscosa

Family: Sapindaceae

Common name: NATIVE HOPS

Native to: Hawaii, Mexico, Southwest United States


Types: shrub, tree

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 14.5 feet




green, warm

new growth distinct


Plant features: evergreen, growth rate fast

Exposure: sun, windy location

Windy location OK

Landscape uses: deer resistant, hedge or edging

Fast growing

Propagates by: seed

fall color

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil types: tolerates poor, wide range

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: drought tolerant, dry, regular