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|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control|
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