Dodonaea sinuolata – Hop Bush

 

A small to medium shrub that has insignificant flowers, but is noted for the colourful reddish orange fruits, which are also good for floral work. The feathery and divided foliage is also attractive. Likes a well drained soil in sun or dappled shade, and will tolerate medium frost. Light pruning every year will help to encourage a more bushy habit if desired. Feed with a good native fertiliser.

Scientific Name:Dodonaea sinuolata
Family:Sapindaceae
Common Name:Hop Bush
Other Common Names:Feathery Hop Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Cream, Red, Orange
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Pollution tolerant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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