Swan River Babe is a dwarf form of the popular and easy care Agonis. It is rounded in shape, and grows to around a metre and a half high. Can be pruned to shape and size, or left to grow naturally into a low hedge or screen. It has reddish stems, and white flowers in spring. Likes a sunny position to lightly shaded, performs well in most soil types, and adapts to most climate types across Australia. Tolerates frost and coastal sites.
|Scientific Name:||Agonis flexuosa|
|Cultivar:||Swan River Babe|
|Common Name:||Willow Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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