Evergreen shrub or tree. Leaves: dark green narrow linear leaf, alternate; top glossy underside lighter. Flowers: small clusters of greenish-white flower; bloom in early spring. Fruit: 3-sided pod containing 3 seeds; green aging to tan; flat papery wings. Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' has purple leaf, is less cold hardy many varieties available, with options of leaf shape and cold hardiness.