Purple Hopseed Bush

Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'

Item 3165

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USDA Zone:
8-11
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Description:

A great show of color with bronze-green foliage that turns deep purple-red in fall. Pinkish fruit brightens the plant in summer. Dense branches can be trimmed as hedge or espalier; left unpruned, it makes a superb evergreen screen.

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Average Size at Maturity
Fast growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Botanical Name: Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Bronze
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Mediterranean ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: As a background plant, this Hopseed Bush's bronze foliage will create a soft framework for more vivid flowers. Useful as a tightly spaced hedge in very hot climates for shelter from desert winds. Avoid planting this flammable shrub in high-fire hazard zones or near barbecues. Also, the papery seedpods will litter swimming pools.

Provide a site with well-drained soil. Best foliage in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

Customer Reviews

Hopseed bush
by Mousielove, July 25, 2019

I had oleanders against a back wall in my yard. They developed self-contained leaf scorch and had to go. I put a couple of these in two years ago. You\'d never know the oleanders were gone - these are huge - fast growers and bullet-proof. Love them! They do very well in zone 10.

Purple hopseed bush thrive in Plano garden
by mixedhedge, April 7, 2018

Planted my purple hopseed bushes because they are drought resistant and fast growing. They are common in California, but not in stock in local nurseries in DFW area. I ordered mine online and they arrived about 3 ft tall in 1 gallon pots, excellent condition. They survived freezing temps this winter and are thriving in heavy clay soil amended with manure and compost in zone 8 Plano TX. Love the red color.

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