Agonis flexuosa ‘Swan River Babe’ – Willow Myrtle

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
Common Name:Willow Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.6 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants