Plant Profile and Growing Hints
Agonis flexuosa or Willow Myrtle is originally from Southern Western Australia. A small to medium sized tree with attractive weeping foliage. Masses of small white flowers in spring are attractive to bees.
Reaching 5-6m Agonis flexuosa cultivars make a great small tree. The example pictured right is Agonis flexuosa variegata, aged at around 60 years and growing in the Maranoa gardens in Melbourne.
Easy care in full sun and a well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established and although this is a species that can be pruned, the graceful weeping habits means it is best left to its own devices.
Underused in landscaping, Agonis flexuosa can be used as a specimen tree or planted as a hedging plant. If pruned regularly it will form a good semi formal hedge. Excellent for positions where it will receive full sun and little care.
This is a tree that when un pruned has a reasonably open habit and lends itself to under planting with other hardy native plants. Try Pimelea, Adenanthos and Acacia cognata.
New cultivars are starting to make their presence in gardens across Australia these include :
- Agonis flexuosa variegata – We think the best and longest lived of all of the varieties.
- Agonis flexuosa ‘Burgundy’ with its attractive deeper burgundy colored new growth.
- Agonis flexuosa ‘After Dark’ – purple to burgundy foliage, darker in winter.
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