A low, mounding small shrub, Copper Wave has beautiful copper red new growth on a hardy, very low maintenance plant. A good one for coastal planting as it withstands salt and winds. Grows to around half a metre tall and wide, and has a dense ground covering habit. Flowers in spring and summer with small white clusters of blooms.
|Scientific Name:||Agonis flexuosa|
|Common Name:||Willow Peppermint|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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