Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’

Ake Ake


  • Red coloured foliage which darkens with frosts.
  • Peeling bark on mature trunks and branches.
  • Seed capsules carried through summer are the same colour as foliage.


  • Contrast plant in hedging or screening.
  • Specimen tree which if left untrimmed has interesting form.

Growing Conditions

  • Coastal hardy.
  • Wind hardy to all but extreme winds.
  • Grows in all but wettest soils.
  • Moderately frost hardy.
Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 2.0m
10 year old tree 5.0m 4.0m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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