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Agonis flexuosa 'Lemon and Lime' (Willow Peppermint)

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Plant description

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Striking lemon-yellow foliage ageing to lime-green on a dense weeping small tree are the outstanding attributes of this adaptable form of Willow Peppermint. It makes a great street or feature tree to provide foliage colour-contrast and is particularly good for coastal areas. It is also virtually maintenance-free apart from the occasional removal of dead or dying branches.
 

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres

Maximum width: 8 metres
Minimum width: 5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full 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, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: autumn and spring.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.

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