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.
Plant size: PB2 bag