The Hopbush is an evergreen shrub or a small tree with shiny, bright green leaves. It has papery, three-winged fruits that resemble the fruits of the hop vine. It is grown as a specimen bush, a small tree and as a hedge. It is salt and drought tolerant and is used in coastal plantings. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Hopbush
- Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite into a pot with drainage holes in the base. 3. Sow the seeds on the soil. 4. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil that is 0.5 inches thick. 5. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet. 6. The seeds take 2-4 weeks to germinate. 7. When the plants are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.