Dodonaea sinuolata – Hop Bush


A small to medium shrub that has insignificant flowers, but is noted for the colourful reddish orange fruits, which are also good for floral work. The feathery and divided foliage is also attractive. Likes a well drained soil in sun or dappled shade, and will tolerate medium frost. Light pruning every year will help to encourage a more bushy habit if desired. Feed with a good native fertiliser.

Family : Sapindaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Pollution tolerant
Scientific Name: Dodonaea sinuolata
Common Name : Hop Bush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Cream, Red, Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects