Akeake Dodonaea viscosa



D. viscosa is a large evergreen shrub with elliptic or obovate, often purplish leaves to 12cm in length, and clusters of tiny yellowish-green flowers, followed by membranous, reddish, 2- or 3-winged capsules 1.5cm in length

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      akeake hop bush native hops switch sorrel of Jamaica see more

    • Common names

      Dodonaea cuneata

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      2.5-4 metres

    • Spread

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 1

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

  • insectPests

    Prone to glasshouse red spider mite under glass

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free