The very dark purple foliage makes this an outstanding contrast plant for landscaping work. Has proven to be slow growing but makes a great feature or screen plant. Can be susceptible to myrtle rust and root rot in wet and humid conditions. Likes a sunny position and well drained soil. Will tolerate coastal conditions well.
|Scientific Name:||Agonis flexuosa|
|Cultivar:||Jervis Bay Afterdark|
|Common Name:||Willow Peppermint|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Playground friendly|
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