Purple Hopseed Bush
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Pronunciation: doh-don-EE-uh viss-KOH-suh
|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 a hedge or espalier; left unpruned, it makes a superb evergreen screen.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Rose (Rosa); Passion Vine (Passiflora); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Lantana (Lantana); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)|
|Care||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
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.