I'm a bit confused about the hopbush (on 2 fronts). First, in reading many posts over the last few years, hopbush is frequently recommended for hedge-like applications, usually with the comments that it grows fast and isn't subject to some of the disease problems that occur with oleander. Now I'm beginning to read that it's not such a good choice. Opinions?
Second, I picked up several hopbushes at the DesBot sale last Oct (?) and planted them. They seem to be doing fine. But I also noticed that they are different than what appears to be a more native hopbush. They were sold as Australian and have a larger, wider leaf than ones I have seen in the desert (i.e. Tonto Nat Mon).
What varieties do you have? Is one more successful than the other? Where do you find the more "Az native" variety?