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DODONEA viscosa 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Hop bush



Oblong crinkled leaves with a purplish appearance
Further Reading....

  • 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.
  • Height - 1 - 5m (3-15ft)
  • Spread - 1 - 3m (3-10ft)
  • Evergreen - elliptic to almost obovate (flat, egg-shaped, broadest above the middle) leaves with irregular, wavy margins. 7-13cm (3-5in) long.
  • 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)
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Broadly columnar
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Dodonea - Growing Guide
1 - 5m (3-15ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1 - 3m (3-10ft)
 

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