SelecTree: Tree Detail
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Additional Common Names
PURPLE HOPBUSH, PURPLE HOPSEED, Purple-leafed Hopbush
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.
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.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Espalier or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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