Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’

Botanical Name: Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’

Phonetic: Doe-don-EE-uh Viss-Koe-suh Pur-Pur-EE-uh

Common Name(s): Purple Hop Bush/Hopseed Bush

Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: Southern Hemisphere
Plant Type: Perennial shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, elongated
Leaf Color: Dark green and purple
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Year round, sporadic
Flower Color(s): Inconspicuous

Exposure: Full sun
Climate Zone(s): 7-24
Growth Rate: Rapid                  
Height: 12-18 Feet
Spread: 6-12 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: Mealy bugs, black twig borers
Soil: Adapts to many soil types, well-drained

Features: Attractive fruit in spring, adaptable, tolerates drought, heat and cold
Uses: Screen, slope plant, accent, container, hedges, specimen

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