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PlantFiles: Australian Willow Myrtle, Peppermint Tree
Agonis flexuosa 'After Dark'

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agonis (AG-on-iss) (Info)
Species: flexuosa (fleks-yoo-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: After Dark

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kings_gardener On Mar 10, 2009, kings_gardener from Lemoore, CA wrote:

Purchased at the local Home Depot in spring of 2008. It overwintered here in the central San Joaquin valley very well. We had a few frosts and I didn't cover it. Looks best with regular pruning, otherwise it becomes leggy. Also, the leaves start to turn green when it's left in the shade for too long. In order to keep the gorgeous color, it must have sun.

Positive AustinBarbie On Jun 23, 2002, AustinBarbie from Harker Heights, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

An Australian native, Agonis flexuosa's After Dark cultivar has attractive, burgundy-colored foliage year-round. Tiny white flowers in spring stand out against dark foliage. Hardy weeping tree grows anywhere except tropics and cold-frost areas (needs a warm to hot climate). Needs good drainage. Light pruning improves looks.
Good points: fragrant foliage, also good in large pots, suitable for windy rooftops or seaside spots.
Downside: needs pruning


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonsall, California
Clovis, California
Fairfield, California
Lemoore, California
Los Angeles, California
Sacramento, California

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