Dodonaea Viscosa C25

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Dodonaea viscosa popularly known as candela or jarilla is an aromatic shrub.

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This plant belongs to the Sapindaceae family and is made up of about 70 species of shrubs and bushes native to Asia, America, Africa and Oceania. 

It is commonly known as Dodonea, Sand olive, Jarilla, Chirca, Hayuelo and Akeake.

It is an aromatic evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub (depending on the climate) up to 5 metres high with resinous branches. The leaves, elongated, are leathery and sticky in texture; in the Atropurpurea variety they are purple.

The flowers are small, green and have no ornamental value. They usually flower in winter. The most interesting feature of this plant is its decorative, reddish-purple, samara-shaped fruits, which appear in spring.

They are often used for hedges, as windbreaks, as isolated specimens and to anchor sandy soil; they are ideal for gardens by the sea. Fruit-bearing branches can be cut to make bouquets and floral compositions. 

Dodonea likes full sun and is able to withstand high temperatures as well as frost.

It prefers well-drained soils, whether chalky, stony or somewhat fertile. Ideal for restoring impoverished soils. It should be planted in its final location in spring.

They should be watered regularly and deeply, bearing in mind that they can tolerate drought and waterlogging.

They can be pruned to shape them and to remove old branches as autumn approaches.

This plant is fast growing and resistant to pests and diseases as well as pollution in large cities.

They can be propagated by semi-woody cuttings and from seeds sown in spring previously dipped in very hot water; they germinate in 3-5 weeks.

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Dodonaea viscosa popularly known as candela or jarilla is an aromatic shrub.

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