Dodonea viscosa and Purpureum- Ake ake

  • Description
A small tree with a symmetrical habit. Long glossy light green leaves. Unusual yellow / green papery flower clusters in summer. Purpureum has red purple leaves and light red flowers. Will tolerate dry sandy or rocky soils, salt spray, windy areas and drought conditions. Ideal used as a wind or privacy screen and is useful in harsh conditions. Keep trimmed to maintain shape.
Height x Width 3.5 x 2.0
Range Small 1-5m
Growth Rate Fast
Plant Type Tree
Shape / Habit Spreading
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider D. Purpurea. Myrsine salicina, Planchonella costata,
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour Yellow green
Fragrant? No
  • Uses
Screening / Shelter Yes
Hedging Yes


 Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.