Akeake - Purple

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Dodonea viscosa

*IMPORTANT, Please note you can purchase our native plants but they will not be dispatched until after the lockdown period.

This fast-growing bushy shrub or small tree has purple leaves and is good for creating shelter and controlling erosion. It flowers in late autumn to spring and will often self-seed. It is frost sensitive but will tolerate water-logged areas. The timber from akeake is one of the hardest native woods. It was traditionally used for paddles, weapons, digging sticks and spade blades. And the twigs can be used to make dye.

Best Use

  • Bush
  • Shrub
  • Small tree
  • Shelter
  • Erosion control
  • Hard wood
  • Fast growing
  • Native

Planting Instructions

  • Grows to a height of 3-4m
  • Plant in full sun

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