Agonis flexuosa “Midnight Shadow’ is a compact, evergreen large shrub to small tree with eye catching dark purple foliage, with red tones. It is fast growing, and has weeping foliage. It is cold and drought tolerant, and likes a sunny position. Some shade from hot afternoon sun and protection from winds is desirable. It makes a great contrast foliage colour in the garden, and is an easy care plant, being of naturally tidy habit. This plant also grows well in a large container, and stands out when planted against walls and fences. It is in the Myrtaceae family, and can be susceptible to Myrtle Rust.
|Scientific Name:||Agonis flexuosa|
|Common Name:||Willow Peppermint|
|Other Common Names:||Peppermint Gum|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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