Agonis flexuosa ‘After Dark’

'After Dark' Pepperment Tree/Australian Willow Myrtle

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Mature Height & Spread: 15-20' x 10-15'

Natural Growth Habit: Weeping, Rounded

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Colorful Foliage

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 15-17, 20-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

A Bit More

If you are searching for an extraordinary drought-tolerant addition to your garden, consider Agonis flexuosa ‘After Dark.’ The deep burgundy, lanceolate leaves provide a dynamite counterpoint against a palette of bright greens and—bonus— they smell like peppermint when crushed! Growing 15-20’ tall and 10-15’ wide with a semi-weeping to rounded shape, the evergreen ‘After Dark’ is suitable for smaller spaces. Over time, the tree can grow an open canopy, but it can be pruned as a screen for fuller foliage. A selection of Peppermint Tree native to Western Australia, this Agonis is hardy to 25-30° F, thrives in full sun, and is tolerant of coastal conditions.  Provide good irrigation during establishment.

A Bit More

If you are searching for an extraordinary drought-tolerant addition to your garden, consider Agonis flexuosa ‘After Dark.’ The deep burgundy, lanceolate leaves provide a dynamite counterpoint against a palette of bright greens and—bonus— they smell like peppermint when crushed! Growing 15-20’ tall and 10-15’ wide with a semi-weeping to rounded shape, the evergreen ‘After Dark’ is suitable for smaller spaces. Over time, the tree can grow an open canopy, but it can be pruned as a screen for fuller foliage. A selection of Peppermint Tree native to Western Australia, this Agonis is hardy to 25-30° F, thrives in full sun, and is tolerant of coastal conditions.  Provide good irrigation during establishment.