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Purple Hopseed Bush - Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'

Purple Hopseed Bush is native or naturalized in many arid regions of the world; an adaptability that is echoed by this plant’s usefulness in a wide range of landscape styles and situations. Valued for its shiny, dense, purple to bronzy-green foliage and its coarse, tropical texture, this evergreen shrub needs little to no pruning to maintain interesting form, but can be pruned into a small tree or even sheared into hedges where a more manicured effect is desired. Purple Hopseed Bush is tidy and clean, a perfect combination for poolsides and patios. Low maintenance and water requirements also make it a great choice for use in hedges or screens, and as a foundation or a specimen plant.

Plant Details

  • Common Name:
    Purple Hopseed Bush
    Botanical Name:
    Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
    Plant Type:
    Shrubs
    Size (H x W):
    10 - 15 ft x 10 - 12 ft
  • Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; Greenish White
    Exposure:
    Full Sun, Part Shade
    Hardiness:
    18° F
    Water:
    Low to Moderate
  • Pruning:
    October
    Growth Rate:
    Moderate to Fast
    Flowering Season:
    Spring