The Purple Hopseed Bush is a low maintenance evergreen shrub that adds a vibrant touch to any garden and is a fabulous option for novice and experienced gardeners.
Place your Purple Hopseed Bush in a location with full sun for the best purple color. Purple Hopseed Bush can tolerate partial shade but the foliage may become a less attractive dull, muddy purple or bronzy-green. Light intensity affects the color. Give it full bright sun for a vivid purple hue.
Plant in well-draining soil or add amendments like Gardner & Bloome Organics Planting Mix Premium Garden Soil or Kellogg Garden Organics Gromulch 2-in-1 Planting Mix & Mulch to your soil to improve drainage.
Water regularly during the first year to assist the plant in establishing a strong root system. Reduce frequency and water deeply as needed. Fertilize in spring with Gardner & Bloome Organics All Purpose 4-4-4 Fertilizer when new growth begins.
Purple Hopseed Bush is naturally upright when young, then spreads out with age and becomes more rounded and shrubby. The dense foliage responds well to shearing during the growing season and can also be trained into a hedge or a small tree. Prune annually to shape or maintain a tidy bushy appearance. Prune in fall or winter if a more aggressive pruning for structure is needed.
Not recommended near pools as the evergreen Purple Hopseed Bush will drop its seeds and some leaves, resulting in a small amount of leaf litter. Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’ tolerates coastal conditions.
The Purple Hopseed Bush is fast-growing, waterwise, and easy to maintain - the perfect combination for the novice or experienced gardeners.