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: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 13 August 2007

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.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Jarrah Forest, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Carnegie, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Pindanland, Recherche, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Tallering, Trainor, Warren, Western Mallee, Western Murchison.

IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Augusta Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Busselton, Carnamah, Coolgardie, Cue, Derby-West Kimberley, Dundas, East Pilbara, Esperance, Greater Geraldton, Jerramungup, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Leonora, Manjimup, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mundaring, Murchison, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Ngaanyatjarraku, Plantagenet, Quairading, Shark Bay, Tammin, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 26 August 2019

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.



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