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Agonis flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark' (Willow Peppermint)

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Plant description

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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.

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

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Root rot, myrtle rust

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release native fertiliser.

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