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Dodonaea viscosa ssp. angustifolia (Hopbush) Plant

$8.90

2 in stock

2 in stock

Description

An Australian native erect to spreading shrub, growing to 1-5m. Hopbush is tolerant to strong winds, and therefore is commonly used as hedge, windbreak, and decorative shrub. Early pioneers used the fruit of several Dodonaea species as a substitute for hops for brewing beer and was traditionally used by Aboriginal Australians to treat toothache, cuts and stingray stings.

Over the last 2 million years this species has spread to tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, and southern Asia via oceanic dispersal. Harrington and Gadek (2009) referred to D. viscosa as having “a distribution equal to some of the world’s greatest transoceanic dispersers”. The Seri use the plant medicinally. It was also used to stimulate lactation in mothers, as a dysentery treatment, to cure digestive system disorders, skin problems and rheumatism in Africa and Asia.

Common name.
Narrow Leaf Hopbush; Sticky Hop Bush: Soapwood; Switchsorrel.

Ideal Growing Conditions.
This species prefers well-drained soils and requires a well-lit area. It can tolerate part shade but the capsules / flowers will not be as spectacular in colour if shaded. This species can tolerate dry conditions and can also handle some frosts. Little maintenance is necessary. However, regular tip pruning will promote growth and branching. This extremely hardy species can be used as a hedge due to the dense habit.

Specifications.
50mm Pot Size
Seed Grown Plant

We cannot send plants to Western Australia & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.

Additional information

Weight 0.170 kg
Dimensions 15 × 6 × 6 cm

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Description

An Australian native erect to spreading shrub, growing to 1-5m. Hopbush is tolerant to strong winds, and therefore is commonly used as hedge, windbreak, and decorative shrub. Early pioneers used the fruit of several Dodonaea species as a substitute for hops for brewing beer and was traditionally used by Aboriginal Australians to treat toothache, cuts and stingray stings.

Over the last 2 million years this species has spread to tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, and southern Asia via oceanic dispersal. Harrington and Gadek (2009) referred to D. viscosa as having “a distribution equal to some of the world’s greatest transoceanic dispersers”. The Seri use the plant medicinally. It was also used to stimulate lactation in mothers, as a dysentery treatment, to cure digestive system disorders, skin problems and rheumatism in Africa and Asia.

Common name.
Narrow Leaf Hopbush; Sticky Hop Bush: Soapwood; Switchsorrel.

Ideal Growing Conditions.
This species prefers well-drained soils and requires a well-lit area. It can tolerate part shade but the capsules / flowers will not be as spectacular in colour if shaded. This species can tolerate dry conditions and can also handle some frosts. Little maintenance is necessary. However, regular tip pruning will promote growth and branching. This extremely hardy species can be used as a hedge due to the dense habit.

Specifications.
50mm Pot Size
Seed Grown Plant

We cannot send plants to Western Australia & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.

Reviews

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