Agonis flexuosa ‘Indigo’ – Willow Peppermint

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Agonis flexuosa
Cultivar:Indigo
Common Name:Willow Peppermint
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 5 metres
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Street tree, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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