Dodonaea viscosa seed
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' (Purple-leafed Hop-bush) evergreen shrub reaches 12 to 16 feet tall and about as wide, more upright when young spreading out with age. Narrow bronzy-green 4 inch long leaves turn purple with cooler weather.
Tolerates some shade but color is better if grown in full sun. Tiny green flowers in clusters mid-summer followed by brown maple-like capsules in late summer.
Provide a well draining soil, drought tolerant once established but looks best with occasional deep water. Ideal for use as a specimen or as an informal hedge or screen. Prune for structure in fall and winter.