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.

Family:Sapindaceae
Scientific Name:Dodonaea sinuolata
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.