Purple Hopseed leaves
Purple Hopseed in a landscape
Purple Hopseed Row in Nursery

Purple Hopseed

Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'

  • Fast growing, upright shrub used for screening or space filler
  • Bright green foliage turns purple with cooler nights.
  • Excellent back-round color in Arid landscapes
  • Cold Hardy
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This tall evergreen shrub's popularity here in the Valley is due to its colorful purple foliage and tall nature. Purple Hopseed are great when allowed to grow large as a narrow hedge or screen and can also be kept trimmed and used as an accent in a desert or sub-tropical settings. Provide good drainage and infrequent deep watering after established for healthiest plants and the strongest color.

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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Darmon Schmidt

Riviera Beach, FL

I love my hopseed hedge! Moon Valley came out and planted 30 of these around my backyard and they have grown so well and look awesome, not to mention the privacy we get now. No more neighbors looking at us through their windows, now all they get to see is my HOPSEED!



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