Dodonea viscosa purpurea
(Akeake)

Details:

Height: 400 cm
Width: 200 cm
Growth per Annum: Fast
Climate: Half Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Well Drained

Ornamental small bushy erect tree. Attractive brown flaky bark. The long shining leaves are purple-red, intensifying in colour in winter. The seed capsule is most attractive in the autumn. Wind resistant, and grows in coastal sites. Good for shelter in light sandy soils. Very hardy for establishing in difficult soil.