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Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.
Agonis flexuosa 'After Dark' is a wonderfully coloured shrub, the very dark purple foliage makes this an outstanding contrast plant in the garden. Has proven to be slow growing and somewhat prone to root rot but makes a great feature or screen plant. Give it a sunny position in well drained soil. Can take most soil types. Will grow to 5 metres tall and wide, and takes well to pruning, so can be shaped to size. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser in spring. Can take frost and wind.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Root rot, myrtle rust
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release native fertiliser.