This fast-growing, drought-resistant shrub makes a good hedge or screening plant. Its bark is dark grey and its drooping leaves are shiny and covered in a resinous substance. It bears small yellow flowers which are followed by decorative clusters of singed greenis-red fruits. Dodonaea angustifolia can be planted cm apart, depending on your desired height and growing conditions.

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Burrows, J. Page As Dodonaea viscosa Includes a picture. Chapano, C. As Dodonaea viscosa viscosa. Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa. Coates Palgrave K. Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages - Includes a picture. Da Silva, M. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. As Dodonaea viscosa. Dowsett-Lemaire, F. The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull.

Drummond, R. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10 1 Page Exell, A. Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2 2 Pages - Goodier, R. A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page Mapaura, A.

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Wursten, B. The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19 1 Page West Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dodonaea viscosa subsp.

Common names:. Shrub or small tree. Leaves simple yellowish-green, glabrous, resinous ; lamina narrowly elliptic; apex acute or acuminate; base decurrent into the petiole. Inflorescences terminal on the branches. Flowers greenish-yellow at first, often turning reddish later. Stamens 6. Style mm long. Fruits with papery wings. The currently accepted name for this taxon is not clear and our selected name is arbitrary. The presence of the long style clearly distinguishes the female and presumably bisexual flowers from the male flowers.

Derivation of specific name:. Altitude range: metres. Flowering time:. Worldwide distribution:. Zimbabwe distribution:. Growth form s :. Endemic status:. Red data list status:. Insects associated with this species:.

Spot characters:. Display spot characters for this species. Images last updated:. As Dodonaea viscosa viscosa Chapano, C. Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa Coates Palgrave K. As Dodonaea viscosa Dowsett-Lemaire, F.

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Dodonaea viscosa

Common names: sand olive Eng. SA Tree No: View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus Introduction This well known, drought and wind resistant, indigenous plant can grow into a shrub as it is usually multi-stemmed, or a small tree when the lower branches are pruned. It is ideal for water-wise gardens. Dodonaea viscosa var.


Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia

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