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Western Australia Peppermint Agonis flexuosa

Description

Willow myrtle has weeping pendulous branches and copper backed leaves.

Meaning behing the Name: This plant's clustered fruit is parallel to the meaning of Agonis--- a cluster (which is technically from the word 'agon' in Greek). The flexibleness that this plant appears to have is the meaning behind the Latin word flexuosa.

 

 

 

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#weeping#white#small tree#white flowers#copper#sandy soil#copper leaves#ornamentals#weeping tree#peppermint#limestone
Cultivars:
Tags:
#weeping#white#small tree#white flowers#copper#sandy soil#copper leaves#ornamentals#weeping tree#peppermint#limestone
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agonis
    Species:
    flexuosa
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    antiseptic uses
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    western Australia to southwest
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Habit/Form:
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit is in a cluster and each are about 0.1 inch long and wide. It is hard, and specifically, the "fruit" is a seed capsule.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Description:
    White, clustered flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has green, narrow leaves (about 6 inches long) with a copper back. If leaves are crushed, they are fragrant (peppermint aroma).
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Bark Description:
    Brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    weeping pendulous branches
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Recreational Play Area
    Walkways
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Street Tree