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Dodonea viscosa

Plant name: Hopbush

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

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Cultural notes: Hardy and fast growing. Prefers well drained soils in an open, sunny position.

Maintenance: Can be tip pruned to maintain bushy growth. Can be susceptible to scale.

Tolerates: Frost and drought tolerant. Suitable for tropical conditions.

Flowering season: Inconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by conspicuous fruits in summer.

Flower colour: The flowers are yellowish-green but are inconspicous. Fruit are attractive green winged seed capsules that dry to a papery brown colour.

Foliage colour: Glossy green leaves that have a sticky texture. Oval in shape, generally broader at the tip than the stem.

Width: up to 3m

Height: up to 5m

Plant spacing: 150cm apart

Recommended uses: Attractive and hardy shrub useful for screening and hedges or as a container plant.

Description: 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.