Dodonaea stenozyga – Desert Hop Bush

A tough and drought tolerant plant that has quite decorative fruit. Needs well drained soil and a sunny position. Very tolerant of drought and frost, and alkaline soils. Responds well to pruning to encourage a more compact habit. It comes from dry areas of WA, SA, Victoria and NSW.

Scientific Name:Dodonaea stenozyga
Family:Sapindaceae
Common Name:Hop Bush
Other Common Names:Desert Hop Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flowering Time:Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Erosion control

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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