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Prostanthera 'Poorinda Ballerina' (Native Mint Bush)

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Plant description

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Prostanthera 'Poorinda Ballerina' is a small to medium dense shrub with small leaves and masses of white flowers in spring. Much tougher than other Prostantheras. Grows to around one and a half metres tall and wide. Can be clipped as a hedge or used as a feature shrub or pot plant. Performs best in a moist well drained soil in sun or part shade. The plant can be pruned back by a third to encourage a dense habit. Frost tolerant.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring

Scent

The foliage has a mint-menthol scent.

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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