A small to medium dense shrub with small leaves and masses of white flowers in spring. Much tougher than other Prostantheras. Ballerina is an old time favourite native that has proven itself over many years to be a great garden plant. Can be clipped as a hedge or used as a feature shrub or pot plant. It is also good for low maintenance gardens, as it will still look good even with little care, and can be used for informal hedging and screening.
|Common Name:||Mint Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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