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Agonis 'Burgundy' is a hardy shrub, and the very dark purple foliage makes this an outstanding contrast plant in the garden for its leaves alone. A reasonably tough and vigorous plant that makes a great feature or screen plant. Plant in a sunny position. Fertilise in spring, and prune to encourage more dense growth.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.