DODONEA viscosa 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Hop bush

Oblong crinkled leaves with a purplish appearance
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    leaves with irregular, wavy margins. 7-13cm (3-5in) long.
  • Height
    1-5m (3-16ft)
  • Spread
    1-3m (3-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, erect to spreading shrub or small tree. Produces 2- or 3-winged pink to reddish-brown, light brown, purple or yellow capsules 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) across.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

DODONEA viscosa 'Purpurea'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Pinch out tips of young shoots to encourage bushy growth. A plant for the cool greenhouse over winter.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites in greenhouse conditions.
    Place of origin
    Australia - and coastal regions in tropics and sub tropics worldwide.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
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1-5m (3-16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-3m (3-10ft)
 

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