Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' (Hop Bush)

dodonaea viscosa purpurea 200 mm
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Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' (Hop Bush)

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Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' commonly called the hop bush is an Australian native shrub with purplish burgundy coloured leathery foliage and attractive seed pods that appear in summer. The Hop bush is a fast-growing plant and a good choice for a screen, hedge, or as a focal point in the garden. The hop bush can also tolerate coastal and windy conditions and often used for erosion management. It can grow to the height slightly higher than a single story house. If you want a beautiful contrasting native plant in your garden, plant a hop bush!

Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’, also known as Hop Bush, is a hardy evergreen shrub with attractive purple foliage. It can grow up to 3m tall and prefers full sun to part shade. Easy to care for and drought tolerant.


Light requirement: Full Sun

Water requirement: Low

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Soil: Well draining moist

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Fast

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: High

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Mature height: 3 m

Mature width: 2 m

Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: Purplish burgundy

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

Flower colour: Red/purple

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Fruit: Yes

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