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Peppermint Tree, Australian Willow Myrtle

 

A smaller tree than the species, this selection has spectacular dark reddish purple foliage with bright flushes of new growth the color of red wine. Clusters of tiny white flowers appear at the ends of branches from spring into early summer. Tolerates windy and seaside conditions. Prune regularly to keep dense. Makes a nice hedge or good container plant.

Agonis flexuosa 'Jervis Bay After Dark'

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf shape : Narrowly lanceolate or linear

Leaf color : Dark reddish purple

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Small clusters

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 10-15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 15-25 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F (Z9b

Sunset zone : 15-17, 20-24

Water requirements : Occasional

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes