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PURPLE HOPBUSH
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'

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Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Smog resistant.

Family: Sapindaceae

Additional Common Names

PURPLE HOPBUSH, PURPLE HOPSEED, Purple-leafed Hopbush

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Medium Green, Bronze or Purple, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Pink or White Winged Seed, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Dark Gray, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 7 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 14, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/dodonaea-viscosa-purpurea >

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