Purple Hop Bush

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A rapidly growing shrub that is great as a hedge or informal screen; flowers are insignificant, but are followed by pinkish fruit; bronze-green foliage turns deep purple-red in fall; tolerant of dry summer conditions once established

Mature Height: 15 feetMature Width: 10 feetLight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
 

Attracts,
Brand,
Brand,
Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,
Evergreen or Deciduous,Evergreen
Family,
Family Name,Hop Bush
Flower Color,
Bloom Time,Late Spring to Early Summer
Foliage Color,Green
Genus,
Genus Name,Dodonaea
Model,
Tomato Class,
Tomato Type,
Weather,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Edible,
Features,
Growth Rate,Fast
Hardiness,
Hardiness Zone,8b
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Massing, Screening, Garden, Container
Light Needs,Full Sun, Partial Shade
Mature Height,15 feet
Mature Width,10 feet
Prune Time,Can Prune At Anytime
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,Dry to Average
Waterwise,

 
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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.

Details

Purple Hop Bush is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Purple Hop Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
Features

Purple Hop Bush has coppery-bronze-variegated green foliage. The narrow leaves turn outstanding shades of burgundy and dark red in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces small clusters of brown hop-like fruit from late summer to early fall.

Care

Planting & Growing

Purple Hop Bush will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Purple Hop Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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