A spreading and open growing shrub from alpine areas of south eastern Australia, it grows from half a metre to a couple of metres high and wide. The flowers are pale grey-green with attractive purple veining, and occur in summer. Drought and frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Prostanthera monticola|
|Common Name:||Mint Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Buffalo Mint Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Purple|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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