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AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'

Image of Agonis flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'

James H. Schutte

Family

Myrtaceae

Botanical Name

AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'

Plant Common Name

Jervis Bay Afterdark Willow Myrtle, Willow Myrtle

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General Description

Beautiful and drought resistant, this small to medium-sized, semi-weeping evergreen tree from western Australia makes an excellent plant for gardens where winters and summers are mild. The long, lance shaped, bright green leaves dangle from weeping branchlets, giving the tree a willowy appearance. The leaves smell of peppermint. Masses of small white flowers crowd the branches in late spring and early summer. Plants eventually form a dense wide-spreading canopy and root system, making them unsuitable for small yards. With proper thinning they make striking specimens, their elegant airy foliage and gray-barked trunk drawing the eye. This sun-loving tree does well in many soil types. It fares poorly in frosty or extremely hot conditions. A slow starter, it grows more rapidly once it is well established. Use it in parks, streets, apartment complexes, and larger yards. This is a very good subject for creative night lighting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10

  • Sunset Zone

    15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    20'-40' / 6.1m - 12.2m

  • Width

    20'-40' / 6.1m - 12.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    Australia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Shade Trees, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No