Red Hopbush 'Purpurea'

Dodonaea viscosa

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dodonaea (doh-DOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: viscosa (vis-KOH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purpurea

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California

Sacramento, California

San Diego, California (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 29, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The foliage color is unusual among xeric plants and exceptionally valuable in the garden.

Upright, willowy and open in habit. This airy quality may not suit those who want a dense shrub suitable for shearing, but it makes an excellent light screen.

Highly adaptable, xeric but tolerates high summer rainfall. The species has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Asia and Australasia.

This cultivar was discovered in a garden in New Zealand.

In Mexico this is called gitaran.

Positive

On Jun 2, 2011, CactusSpike from Sydney,
Australia wrote:

Related to the Tuckeroo but much smaller & more restrained. It is a stark, striking shrub that suits xeroscapes, native Australian gardens & the like. The flowers are unusual & hop-like, but not colourful. The foliage is eye-catching & provides colour year round. I really like Dodonaeas because I like rugged looking plants. They may not suit a typical cottage garden though.

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