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Agonis flexuosa is often confused with:
Salix babylonica Salix babylonica
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Gordonia lasianthus Form
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Phlox nivalis Phlox nivalis

Wonnow Agonis flexuosa

Phonetic Spelling
AG-on-iss fleks-yoo-OH-suh
Description

Willow myrtle has weeping pendulous branches and copper backed leaves and is native to mild coastal climates and habitats of western Australia. It prefers moist sandy soils in full sun but is adaptable as long as the soil is well-drained. It is drought tolerant once established and has good salt tolerance.

The leaves are long and narrow and the flowers occur in small clusters along the stems in spring. Mature trees have a weeping habit. This is an appropriate tree for warm coastal areas with mild winters in zones 9 and higher.

 

 

 

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Burgundy'
    New growth is burgundy
'Burgundy'
Tags:
#weeping#white#evergreen#small tree#white flowers#flowering tree#copper leaves#ornamentals#weeping tree#peppermint#limestone#sandy soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Burgundy'
    New growth is burgundy
'Burgundy'
Tags:
#weeping#white#evergreen#small tree#white flowers#flowering tree#copper leaves#ornamentals#weeping tree#peppermint#limestone#sandy soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agonis
    Species:
    flexuosa
    Family:
    Myrtaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    antiseptic uses
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    West and south western Australia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 25 ft. 0 in. - 45 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Vase
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is a 3-valved capsule, are .1 inch long and wide and are formed in clusters
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    6 petaled 1/2 inch white flowers occur in clusters in the axils of leaves.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Green narrow leaves are 4- 6 inches long with a copper underside. Crushed leaves have a peppermint aroma.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    Coarse red-brown bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Zig Zags
    Stem Description:
    Reddish-brown stems with a distinctive zig-zag pattern
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Recreational Play Area
    Walkways
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Mass Planting
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Salt