Fast growing, beautiful foliage form and colour, and an effective screen up to 2.5m. The Purple Hop Bush is one of the more interesting forms from a visual perspective, but can be short lived. Regular pruning increases the density of the plant, and enhances its longevity. Hop Bush works well with a wide range of complementary plantings, both native and exotic, and is particularly useful as a background or ‘spine’ planting along a dry border. Suggested companion plantings include Echium, Euphorbia, Furcrea, Phormium, Artemisia and Buddleija.

Featured Species: Dodonea visicosa ‘purpureana’