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DODONEA viscosa 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Hop bush

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

  • Evergreen - elliptic to almost obovate (flat, egg-shaped, broadest above the middle) 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
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly columnar
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Dodonea - Growing Guide
1-5m (3-16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-3m (3-10ft)
 

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