Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

 Dodonaea boroniifolia

Fern-Leaf Hop Bush

Sapindaceae 

 


Form and Size: A dwarf or small, spreading shrub, 0.5-2m high, with spreading branches, usually sticky and hairy

Distribution: From White Mountains, north Qld to western Vic; in woodlands or heathlands

Leaves: Pinnate to 4cm long; 6-14 leaflets, usually opposite, oblong or narrow egg-shaped, shiny, sticky,
dark green, tip toothed, to 0.8cm long

Flowers: Male and female on separate plants, occasionally bi-sexual; borne in clusters in the leaf axils

Flowering Period: May to December

Fruit: Capsules, 4-winged, pink or purplish-red, 2cm x 2cm

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed or cuttings
Occurs on a wide range of soils and climates, but generally in areas with extended dry periods