Dodonaea Viscosa ssp Viscosa-'Sticky Hop Bush'-25 seeds
DODONAEA VISCOSA ssp viscosa
“Sticky Hop Bush”
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22c
Pretreatment: Hot water treatment recommended. Soak in boiling water for 12 hrs before planting in soil.
Sow: 5mm deep.
Position: Sunny, well-drained.
Widespread in inland districts in mallee scrub and open forests of New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria.
Therapeutic uses: traditionally used by Aboriginal Australians to treat toothache, cuts and stingray stings.
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Erect shrub to 3 metres high, but can also grow to 8m tree. Cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in gardens and as a potted plant. Capsules were used as a hop substitute by early settlers. Attractive colours make this ideal for any garden or as an informal hedge or screening shrub to 3 metres. It has narrow green leaves and yellow-green flowers in clusters in Spring, followed by claret coloured fruits in summer. Drought and frost resistant. The more sun these get, the brighter the capsules in Summer.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are like their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
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