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Akeake – Best Plants In New Zealand!

Growing NZ-native trees and shrubs such as Akeake in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Dodonaea plants, including purple akeake (Dodonaea viscosa purpurea), and we have the right one for your space. Many of these amazing plants have been grown from eco-sourced seed and then multiplied in our nursery. They are thriving and ready for their new home. We stock only the highest quality plants, with each plant packed and transported with extreme care to ensure it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Akeake plants, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Dodonaea Questions

1. How fast does Akeake grow?

Akeake (Dodonaea viscosa) is a fast-growing tree. It can grow up to 5 metres in the first 5 years and is generally at full maturity in 7 years. However, its growth rate can vary depending on a number of factors, including climate, soil type, and water availability.

In ideal conditions, akeake can grow up to 10 metres tall and have a trunk diameter of up to 30 centimetres. It is a relatively hardy tree and can tolerate a wide range of climates and soil conditions. However, it prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

2. How big is the Purple Ake Ake?

The Purple Ake Ake, also known as Dodonaea viscosa 'purpurea', is a fast-growing evergreen tree that can reach a height of up to 10 metres and a spread of up to 8 metres. However, it is commonly grown as a hedge or shrub and can be easily maintained at a height of 2-3 metres.

The Purple Ake Ake is known for its attractive purple foliage, which contrasts beautifully with its white flowers in summer. It is also a relatively hardy tree and can tolerate a wide range of climates and soil conditions. However, it prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

The Purple Ake Ake is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes due to its fast growth rate, attractive foliage, and ability to tolerate a variety of conditions. It is also a good tree for hedging and windbreaks.

3. How to grow Akeake

Here are some tips for growing the Akeake:

With proper care, your Akeake will thrive for many years to come.

4. Is Ake Ake an evergreen?

Ake Ake are evergreen plants. They are native to New Zealand and are popular for their fast growth rate, attractive foliage, and ability to tolerate a wide range of climates and soil conditions.

5. What kind of soil does Ake Ake like?

Akeake are versatile plants that can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained soils. They can be grown in sandy, loamy, and clay soils, as long as they are free-draining.

6. What is the common name for Dodonaea?

Dodonaea doesn't have just one common name, as it varies depending on the specific species and location. However, here are some of the most common names you might encounter:

7. What are the benefits of Dodonaea?

The benefits of Dodonaea, specifically Dodonaea viscosa, are far-reaching and can be categorized into environmental, practical, and medicinal uses:



Medicinal (consult a healthcare professional for medical advice):

It's important to note that these are traditional uses and the medicinal properties of Dodonaea are still being researched. Consult a healthcare professional before using any plant for medicinal purposes.

8. What is the Ake Ake plant in New Zealand?

"Ake Ake" actually refers to a group of closely related shrubby trees or small trees in New Zealand, rather than a single plant. They all share similar characteristics and ecological niches, making them useful to group together for planting and identification. Here's a breakdown of the main types of Ake Ake:

Main Ake Ake species:

  1. Dodonaea viscosa: Often called "Green Ake Ake" or "Broadleaf Hopbush," this is the most common and widely recognized Ake Ake. It has bright green, long, and thin wavy leaves, flaking reddish bark, and papery winged seed capsules. It's popular for landscaping due to its toughness, adaptability, and attractive appearance.
  2. Olearia paniculata: Known as "Golden Ake Ake" or "Mountain Flax," this species has golden-yellow flowers and narrow, flax-like leaves. It prefers cooler and mountainous areas than Dodonaea viscosa.
  3. Olearia traversii: Called "Chatham Island Ake Ake" or "Chatham Island Mountain Daisy," this species is endemic to Chatham Island and has large, daisy-like yellow flowers.

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