Dodonaea viscosa Jacq.
Sticky Hopbush

Enum.Syst.Pl. 19 (1760)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Mixed (Native in Part of Range, Naturalised Elsewhere)
Name Status

Shrub, 0.5-5 m high. Fl. Jun to Aug. Sand, loam & clay soils, granite. Arid & semi-arid areas, rocky hills, outcrops, breakaways, edges of lakes.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 August 2007


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Hampton, Indian Tropical Islands, Jarrah Forest, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Northern Kimberley, Nullarbor, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Cape Range, Carlisle, Carnegie, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Fortescue, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Hampton, Katanning, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Maralinga, Mardabilla, Merredin, Mitchell, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Pindanland, Purnululu, Recherche, Shield, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Tallering, Trainor, Warren, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions
Abrolhos Islands, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Shark Bay.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bruce Rock, Busselton, Carnamah, Carnarvon, Cocos Islands, Collie, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Cuballing, Cue, Dalwallinu, Dardanup, Denmark, Derby-West Kimberley, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Dundas, East Pilbara, Esperance, Exmouth, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Halls Creek, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Leonora, Manjimup, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Mundaring, Murchison, Murray, Nannup, Narembeen, Narrogin, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northam, Northampton, Nungarin, Perenjori, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Swan, Tammin, Toodyay, Trayning, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Westonia, Wiluna, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Wyndham-East Kimberley, Yalgoo, Yilgarn, York.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Shrub. Reproduction. Easily propopogated from seed and cuttings. Very high seed production.. Dispersal. Spread by birds.. Fire response. Fire promotes seed germination..

Notes. Erect to spreading shrub growing from 1.5 to 4 metres tall. The foliage is evergreen, leathery, sticky and spoon shaped. flowers are inconspicuous, with no petals. These flowers occur during spring and summer and are less than a centimetre in size..

Additional information. Origin. Central Australia and parts of Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. History of use/introduction. Native in areas, spread outside it's natural occurance..

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pulling effective for small seedlings. Glyphosate applied to cut stump. Basal Bark -Useful on stems less than 20cm diameter. Spray lower 60cm of bark with Triclopyr and penetrant (usually diesel). Spray foilage with Metsulforun methyl .5g/10l Pulse Hopbush should be controlled before the end of winter or before its annual seed set, so the seed bank is not replenished. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering           U U Y Y Y Y    
Optimum Treatment     Y Y Y Y Y            
Herbicide Treatment Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  
Manual Removal Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.