Recently introduced into cultivation, Agonis flexuosa ‘After Dark’, is a variety of the West Australian willow myrtle. If you discover something unfamiliar please send a photo to the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) by email: email@example.com or phone them on Freecall: 1800 084 881. Control is especially important in April and May when the adults lay eggs. A dwarf shrub 1-2 m high, 1-2 m wide, dense growth with new leaves a reddish tint. Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review. Mites like dry conditions and water sprayed beneath the foliage will reduce numbers. Tiger moth or woollybear caterpillars are a common pest on kangaroo paws and everlastings in winter. Agonis flexuosa variegata, a distinctive and elegant tree with drooping, bi-colour, yellow foliage is a variegated and unusual form of the Western Australian Peppermint tree. by soda » February 15th, 2011, 3:10 pm, Return to “Propagation, Collecting and Importing”, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited Scale insects are controlled naturally by ladybirds, assassin bugs, lacewings, hover ﬂies, parasitic wasps, birds and possums. Exotic pests are a concern as they could pose a threat to agriculture and the environment. Patience and moisture, this is one tree I did some unfortunate learning on. Peppermints, the most common being, Scale insects are about 2–3mm long and attack a wide range of plants including Western Australian peppermints (. ) I say unfortunate as it did not survive, have not seen another that is worth the trouble, like this one. It produces pretty and gently fragrant white flowers in spring and makes a spectacular feature tree, but needs plenty of space to be enjoyed to the full. For more information call or fax our office PH 8270 7700 FAX 8388 2711 Agonis flexuosa It has the typical small white flowers of the type in summer. Agonis Flexuosa 'Pink Flamingo' Pink Flamingo is a striking native tree with thin pink variegated foliage that smell strongly of peppermint. Soon after a lerp infestation, leaves turn brown and are shed prematurely. Species – flexuosa. A big range of mites affect native plants with two spotted mite and bryobia mite being the most common. Due to its multi coloured, leafy foliage, and compact growth, we love to use it in lots of different garden styles. Will freeze at 25 degrees F. USDA zones: 9 - 10 Sunset zones: 15 - 17, 20 - 24 Mature size: 3 - 4 feet high a Standard and Express mail is still available to most countries but this can change daily. Planting. General collection advice- remove as much leaf area as you have removed root area, seal the cuts! The main Myrtaceae plants infected with myrtle rust were Lophomyrtus x ralphii varieties (especially 'Black Stallion') and Willow myrtle (Agonis flexuosa 'Nana'). This attractive plant has a naturally compact habit making it perfect for a formal clipped hedge or an informal screen. It blooms in late spring with small white flowers in profusion. Availability: In stock. They are most active in summer. This Adelaide Advanced Nursery fact sheet is a guide only . Has nice long thin shiny leaves that hang from the drooping branches … Agonis flexuosa nana can grow to a height of 3.5m and a width of 4m but depending on conditions this can vary greatly. Collected this Dwarf Willow Myrtle today from a building site in Melbourne. by Ash » February 15th, 2011, 1:14 pm, Post I had cut through about four, 1-2 inch roots and there were probably 2 others that came out in 'drive'. As Ash states don't rush. Agonis flexuosa is a species of tree that grows in the south west of Western Australia.It is easily the most common of the Agonis species, and is one of the most recognisable trees of Western Australia, being commonly grown in parks and on road verges in Perth.. Control is especially important in April and May when the adults lay eggs. Read web article, Natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals, Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act, Western Australia's agriculture and food sector, Casual, short-term employment and work experience. Hey that is good news Soda- but don't race to train it. Control, using baits or traps. Australian willow myrtle, peppermint, peppermint tree, peppermint willow myrtle, Swan River peppermint, WA peppermint, WA willow myrtle, Western Australian peppermint, Western Australian willow-myrtle, willow myrtle, willow peppermint, willow-leaf peppermint myrtle, willow-myrtle Description: Genus – Agonis. 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