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Dodonea Viscosa

Green Ake Ake

  • 2000


Dodonea viscosa - Green Ake Ake, a close cousin to the Purple Ake Ake, is remarkable for its vivid bright green colouring and ability to handle tough conditions.      

Ake Ake makes an interesting feature tree, with it's papery bark, gnarled growth and light green foliage.  Left alone it will quickly grow into a medium sized tree.  In the smaller garden it can be trimmed to be kept small, and requires very little maintenance to keep looking good.  Ake Ake also responds well to harder clipping, making it a beautiful, low maintenance hedge or sculpted bush.  

Ake Ake is tough and reasonably fast growing.  It is able to handle salt winds and coastal conditions, and is especially good in dry and drought prone environments.  It is not suitable for areas that experience heavy frosts for prolonged lengths of time, but is fine with moderate frosts experienced in low altitude inland locations.

Ake Ake produces small flowers followed by papery seed capsules.  It is attractive to native birds and bees and will help attract these to your garden. 

  •  Clip for hedge  50cm - 1.5m
  • Lightly trim for screen or small tree 2-3m 
  • Unclipped Tree 5-8 metres
  • Shade - Full sun
  • Grows in wet or dry climates.
  • Very hardy to drought
  • Tolerates wind and coastal exposure
  • Moderate frosts only
  • Evergreen

 

Shipping for XL grade plants:

Ships up to 9 per carton - please see Shipping Info

Urban Shipping:
Any quantity of this item is no problem to ship to any urban address in New Zealand via courier.

Rural Shipping (Bulk 100+):   Orders of 100+ of any XL grade plants can be shipped to any rural address via rural freight.

Rural Shipping (less than 100): Orders of less than 100 XL grade plants will be left at your nearest rural drop point, or shipped to your nearest Fastway depot.   We recommend organising shipment to an urban address such as friend or workplace etc. 


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