Peppermint Willow

Agonis flexuosa

Agonis flexuosa (Peppermint Willow) - full view

Full view

Agonis flexuosa (Peppermint Willow) - leaves & flowers

Foliage detail

Agonis flexuosa (Peppermint Willow) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 20-30'; Spread: 15-30'

  • Growth:

    Fast

  • Character:

    Evergreen; spreading, weeping form; dense canopy

  • Foliage:

    Gray-green, willow-like, narrow leaves, 4-6" long.

  • Flower:

    Small white flowers in clusters, bloom May-June. 

  • Fruit:

    Small woody, brown fruits in clusters.

  • Bark:

    Rough, dark brown bark. 

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions). 

  • Tree Care:

    High. Hard to establish central leader. Need to prune frequently, especially in early years to relieve weight. Prune out narrow attachments and crossing branches.

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established), poor drainage, any soil, moderate winds, fog. Sun or partial shade. Disease and pest resistant.

  • Special Considerations:

    4x4' basin recommended. Wind can misshape tree.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Australia. Older trees develop beautiful weeping form. Disease and pest resistant. Crushed leaves smell like peppermint.