Purple Hopseed (Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’)


Purple Hopseed

Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’

Bring a pleasing splash of purple color into your landscape! Purple Hopseed features colorful purplish foliage that does just that, and thanks to its fast growing, upright nature, it’s also good for use as an attractive privacy hedge! Native to New Zealand, Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’ offers a dramatic show of color all year long – bronze-green foliage turns deep purple-red in the fall with pinkish flowers adding even more color in the summer! People love its easy to care for attributes, and with so many landscape uses, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular shrub in Southern California for use in borders, hedge, espalier, urban gardens, as a windbreak and to block out unwanted views!

Purple Hopseed is a cold hardy, water-wise plant, so once established, it has low to moderate water requirements. It loves to grow in full sun, in fact, the more sun it gets, the more vibrant the foliage colors! In the inland and desert areas of Southern California, we love to plant them as a tightly spaced hedge where it can shelter from high winds. Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’ is versatile. Some people choose to prune it for a neat appearance, while others leave it unpruned for use as an excellent evergreen screen – it looks good any way you choose to let it grow!

Surround your property with colorful beauty and add curb appeal and value. It’s easy to do with Purple Hopseed planted in your landscape! We love how its showy colors can add excellent background color to any landscape and it’s an especially attractive specimen for arid landscapes that could use a little softening! Palm Paradise custom-grows these from our premium quality specimens. We’ve been growing them this way for over 20 years, so we are the only people that grow and assure their quality!

  • Evergreen shrub
  • Colorful purplish foliage
  • Year-round interest
  • Water-wise
  • Fast growing, upright nature


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