Purple Hopseed Bush
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||doh-don-EE-uh viss-KOH-suh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11