The very dark purple foliage makes this an outstanding contrast plant in the garden. A reasonably tough and vigorous plant that makes a great feature or screen plant. It responds well to pruning, so can be clipped to shape. Best in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring and summer. Tolerates coastal conditions well. It is susceptible to myrtle rust in warm areas.
|Scientific Name:||Agonis flexuosa|
|Common Name:||Willow Peppermint|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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