Dwarf peppermint tree

Agonis flexuosa ‘Nana’

Description

The dwarf peppermint tree grows into a dense mounding shrub to 10 ft. in size. Springtime growth of its narrow leaves has a pleasing reddish tinge; these leaves hang gracefully from drooping branches and are fragrant when crushed.

Dwarf peppermint tree is an attractive foliage plant for Inland Empire gardens. It is still relatively unknown to most gardeners, but this should change in time. It is well suited for foundation plantings, on slopes and banks, and hedges and screens. It can adapt to low amounts of summer water once established, but readily accepts and grows larger with moderate levels.

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding, Dense, Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: White
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Silt, Sand, Clay, Calcareous soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, All day sun
Function: Screening, Residential spaces, Foundations, Foliage accent plant, Commercial spaces, Background plant, Fragrant foliage, Hedge
Height: 10 ft.
Width: 10 ft.