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Peppermint Tree, Australian Willow Myrtle Standard

 

A fast growing evergreen tree resembling a willow. The long, linear dark green leaves alternate on pendulous branches and have a distinct peppermint aroma when crushed. The small white flowers are attached to the twig resembling a chain of 12-14 flowers. Excellent choice for street, specimen or as a lawn tree. Grow in full sun with regular watering. Tolerates windy coastal conditions.

Agonis flexuosa Standard

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible : Yes

Fruit type : Round sessile heads

Fruit color : Brownish-green

Leaf Characteristics

Bark habit : Flaky

Bark pattern : Fissured

Bark texture : Rough, very fibrous

Leaf fragrance : Yes - peppermint

Bark color : Red-brown

Leaf texture : thick

Leaf length : 2-6"

Leaf width : 1/4-1/3"

Leaf shape : Lanceolate to linear

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 1/2"

Flower shape : Small clusters

Flower color : Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 15-25 ft.

Average size maturity height : 25-40 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a

Sunset zone : 15-17, 20-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial 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