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Dodonea viscosa

hopbush

An erect, fast growing shrub occassionally growing as tall as 5m. Attractive glossy green sticky leaves and winged seed capsules on the female plants are a feature of this species.
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originAll Australian states.
cultural notesHardy and fast growing. Prefers well drained soils in an open, sunny position.
maintenanceCan be tip pruned to maintain bushy growth. Can be susceptible to scale.
toleratesFrost and drought tolerant. Suitable for tropical conditions.
flowering seasonInconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by conspicuous fruits in summer.
flower colourThe flowers are yellowish-green but are inconspicous. Fruit are attractive green winged seed capsules that dry to a papery brown colour.
foliage colourGlossy green leaves that have a sticky texture. Oval in shape, generally broader at the tip than the stem.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 5m
plant spacing150cm apart
recommended usesAttractive and hardy shrub useful for screening and hedges or as a container plant.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License B.navez

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