Purple Hop Bush (Dodonea)

Dodonaea viscosa purpurea (Purple Hop Bush)

Full Sun Part Shade Frost Tolerant Wind Tolerant


Also known as Ake Ake.

A beautiful, hardy tall shrub with rich purple-bronze foliage which turn reddish-purple in colder season.  Great for hedge or screening plant.

Grows well in full sun to part shade; well drained soil but keep moist in warmer months.  Tolerate short period of dry spell and moderate frost.  Prune regularly to maintain its bushy habit and shape.

  • Full Sun to Part Shade position.
  • Grows approx. 2-3 meters high x 1 meter wide.
  • Striking purple foliage.

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Native Plant

Frost Tolerant

Wind Tolerant



Tall Shrub

3m Mature Height

1-2m Mature Width

Additional information


Full Sun, Part Shade


Evergreen, Frost Tolerant, Hedging Plant, Native Plant, Screening plant, Shrub (Tall Height), Wind Tolerant

Pot Sizes

14cm pot, 20cm pot, 25cm pot

Foliage Colour

Burgandy/Bronze tones, Purple tones