Australian Willow Myrtle, Peppermint Tree

Agonis flexuosa

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

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hayward, California

Los Angeles, California

Redondo Beach, California

San Diego, California (2 reports)

San Leandro, California

Solana Beach, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 7, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A graceful, weeping, fine-textured evergreen shrub/tree for arid climates. This is an Australian species that's well adapted to mild-winter parts of the arid southwestern US. Does not tolerate humid semitropical climates like south Florida.

As with many Australian plants, phosphorus is toxic to it, as are phosphate-containing fertilizers.

Cultivars with purple foliage have been selected, but the species has green foliage. Foliage releases a peppermint scent when crushed.

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