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Agonis flexuosa Indigo

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Agonis flexuosa Indigo Willow Myrtle, Willow Peppermint, WA Peppermint,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

So dark it’s almost black. Indigo has heads turning so if you’re a designer with a client wanting an up-to-the-minute ‘smartscape’, and a clean uncluttered look, this is the one for you. For screening, hedging, or to add accent to brick or stone walls in a courtyard setting, it is unsurpassed for its dramatic appearance. For extra formality, consider it as a clipped specimen in a stately container. Reaching up to 4 metres, it may also be kept trimmed to a lower height if preferred. Width may also be easily controlled. Full sun or light shade, good drainage and some protection from frost is preferred; it will do well by the coast, and suits cool temperate to sub tropical climates.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Black, Purple, Red
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High