Dodonaea viscosa Purpurea
Purple Hopseed Bush is native or naturalized in many arid regions of the world; an adaptability that is echoed by this plant’s usefulness in a wide range of landscape styles and situations. Valued for its shiny, dense, purple to bronzy-green foliage and its coarse, tropical texture, this evergreen shrub needs little to no pruning to maintain interesting form, but can be pruned into a small tree or even sheared into hedges where a more manicured effect is desired. Purple Hopseed Bush is tidy and clean, a perfect combination for poolsides and patios. Low maintenance and water requirements also make it a great choice for use in hedges or screens, and as a foundation or a specimen plant.
Light Needs: This plant can take full sun.
Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size: Grows 10 to 15 feet high and 6 to 8 feet wide.
Key Features: Waterwise.
Blooms: Flowers in spring.