A dwarf shrub with dense foliage, it has reddish new growth and naturally compact growth habit. An outstanding hedge or low growing screen, it is a nice low maintenance plant. Responds well to pruning so can be shaped as required, if left unpruned it can develop a rather wide loose habit. Best in a sunny position, but will also grow in light shade. Very waterwise once established. Feed with a good native fertilizer in warm weather, watering afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn.
|Scientific Name:||Agonis flexuosa|
|Common Name:||Willow Peppermint|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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