Dodonaea Viscosa, Hopbush - 0.5 Kg Seeds
Description for Dodonaea Viscosa, Hopbush
Sapindaceae, also known as the soapberry family, is a family of flowering plants in the order Sapindales. There are about 140â€“150 genera with 1400â€“2000 species, including maple, ackee, horse chestnut, and lychee.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Sapindaceae||Yellow||July to August||6-10 m||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The Sapindaceae are mostly trees and shrubs, and tendril-bearing vines comprising about 140 genera and 1,500 species. The leaves are alternate, simple, or more commonly pinnately compound; stipules are absent except in the climbing forms. The flowers are small, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, and commonly functionally unisexual,
although a given individual may bear seemingly bisexual flowers together with either male or female flowers. The perianth typically is biseriate, consisting of calyx and corolla
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Dodonaea Viscosa
- Notched Leaf Soapnut is a medium to large size deciduous tree growing up to 18 m tall, with a 1.5 m trunk girth. Bark is grey, shiny, covered with rough falling scales. Leaves are pinnate, 12-30 cm long. Leaflets are 2-3 pairs, lance-shaped, elliptic or oblong, long pointed or with a notched tip, dull above. Flowers are white, polygamous, male flowers
Typical uses of Dodonaea Viscosa
Special features: a few bisexual, both found in the same rusty-velvety panicles. Bisexual flowers provide ample pollen and nectar to bees
Culinary use: na
Medicinal use: Fruits possess several medicinal properties and are widely used for example in the treatment of asthma, colic and dysentery, and during childbirth.