The dark burgundy, near black foliage colour and handy size make this a great garden and landscaping plant. Unpruned it grows to around 5 metres tall, making it a good screen and hedge plant, it can also be pruned to the desired size and shape. Regular clipping will ensure a dense growth habit. An eye catching plant for contrasting foliage effects, it is also good for containers and topiary. Likes a well drained soil in a sunny or part shaded spot. Good for coastal plantings. It is susceptible to myrtle rust in warm areas.
|Scientific Name:||Agonis flexuosa|
|Common Name:||Willow Peppermint|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Bonsai|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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