Agonis flexuosa 'After Dark'

'After Dark' Peppermint, 'After Dark' Willow Myrtle

A variety of Peppermint or Willow Myrtle with year-round dark red foliage.

Features: Permanent dark red, red-brown foliage. Versatile and hardy.
Applications: Gardens, landscapes, streetscapes, containers, hedging or screening
Description The 'After Dark' variety of this plant is a great red-foliage option for temperate Australian gardens. In combining the hardiness and versatility of the Willow Myrtle with its attractive reddish-brown or reddish-purple foliage, it can offer striking visual contrast in garden and landscape design. The 'After Dark' also flowers with pretty white flowers and its root system makes it suitable for growing in containers. For a more bushy growth habit, prune regularly.
Availability: Torbay, Champion Lakes : 45L
Mature height: 6-10
Mature spread: 3-6
Canopy: Loosely rounded. Open. Moderate to dense shade according to shape.Somewhat conical. Moderate shade.
Growth rate: Can grow quickly with sufficient water.
Cautions: Avoid tropical or mountain climates
Tolerances: Coastal or salt spray. Variety of soil types.
Sun demands: Enjoys full sun
Soil demands: Any well-drained soil
Water demands: low
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Native or Exotic: Native
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Myrtaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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