Dodonaea viscosa cuneata – Wedge Leaf Hop Bush seeds x30

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Drought & Frost Hardy Native Shrub

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Wedge Leaf Hop Bush

Dodonaea viscosa cuneata

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

This plant is a native of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland where it is considered a water miser. There are several other subspecies of this plant and where it cohabits an area you will find intergrades (natural hybrids where the populations gradually change form from one to the other subspecies).

An evergreen, compact shrub that grows to 3 metres (10ft) with a spread of 3 metres, it prefers medium well-drained soils in an open, sunny position. It is drought and frost resistant.

This shrub has an compact habit, yellowish-green, inconspicuous flowers and persistent green to red hops for which it is grown. The plant’s common name is derived from its seed pod structure and leaf shape.

The Maoris used the  wood of this shrub to carve their weapons of war because it was so durable while the Australian Aborigine used the leaves as an analgesic, chewed to relieve the pain of toothache, chewed or pounded and then heated to make a poultice. Decoctions and macerations of the root where also used. In South Africa, an infusion of the leaves was applied externally to reduce fever and is also taken for stomach complaints. In Indian folk medicine, infusions and decoctions are still used and the Peruvians chew the leaves for their stimulant properties. Early Australian settlers used the seed pods as a substitute for hops in beer making.

The Dodonaea genus has a symbiotic (helpful) relationship with small birds, ants and fungi which assists in the survival of each other.

0ffered is 30 seeds with Grownotes to assist you succeed.

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their countries importation laws.

NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.

 

Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Wedge Leaf Hop Bush
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Light
Genus: Dodonaea Type: Shrub
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: viscosa cuneata Soil Type: Clay, Loam, sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 4 (0 to 5 °C)
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