• Dodonea


A magnificent palette of colours

Dodonea, also known as the hopbush, is an ornamental shrub with beautiful, colourful foliage, much appreciated by holidaymakers at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®. Native to Australia, New Zealand and other regions of the Pacific – like many of the plants you’ll find on our Botanical Footpath -, this plant belongs to the Sapindaceae family and includes several popular varieties, such as Dodonea viscosa and Dodonea angustifolia.

Dodonea’s thin, pointed leaves often take on a reddish or bronze tint as they mature, offering a striking contrast to the surrounding foliage. Their vibrant, evergreen colour makes this plant an attractive focal point, adding depth and dimension to the garden design. Flowering from late spring to early summer, our early season visitors will be lucky enough to be able to admire its pretty little pink flowers.

The perfect partner to Mediterranean gardens

Dodonea is pretty and very easy to grow. It appreciates well-drained soils exposed to direct sunlight, but can also tolerate a bit of shade and moderate humidity. It is not afraid of our Provencal summer drought, making it a perfect choice for Mediterranean and arid gardens.

If you would like to discover our Dodonea plants along with the many varieties on show at our campsite, book your next stay at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur today!


Latin name :Dodonea viscosa
Family :Sapindaceae
Genus :Dodonea
Color :Red/Pink
Origin :Australia and New Zealand
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Upright shrub
Height :3 to 4 m
Flowering :Late spring / early summer

Did you know?

The young leaves are sticky.