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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Agonis flexuosa-Australian Willow Myrtle
 Peppermint Tree

Australian native small tree or large shrub growing to 20' in height to the same in width.  It is hardy in USDA zones 9b-11 and will grow in full sun. The tiny white abundant flowers in spring stand out against dark foliage. It is a hardy weeping tree growing anywhere except tropics and cold-frost areas (needs a warm to hot climate). It does need good drainage. A light pruning will improve its looks.  It is a medium to fast grower.

Known as peppermint tree because of the scent of the leaves when crushed.  Is is a good plant in large containers. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and of birds and is drought tolerant.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003