Akeake (Dodonaea viscosa)
It is a shrub growing >3 m tall, and rarely >9 m tall. The leaves are simple elliptical, 4–7.5 cm long and 1–1.5 cm broad, alternate in arrangement, and they secrete a resinous substance. Hence a common name Sticky Hopbush.
The flowers (7mm) are dioecious; small, yellow-green, lacking petals. The male and female flowers are generally on different trees. Flowering occurs spring to mid-summer.
- Small tree
- Suitable for riparian planting
- Suitable for slope stablisation
- Drought tolerant
- Wind tolerant
- Salt wind tolerant
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