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Prostanthera cuneata

alpine mint bush

A compact shrub that naturally occurs in the alpine and sub-alpine regions of NSW and Victoria. It has a dense, rounded habit and grows to 1m in height and 1.5m in width. Dark green aromatic leaves and showy white to mauve flowers in summer.
originNSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
cultural notesGrow in full sun or part shade in moist well drained soils.
maintenanceResponds well to tip pruning.
toleratesTolerant of frost and snow.
flowering seasonSummer.
flower colourThe flowers are white or pale mauve with purple spotted throats.
foliage colourThe foliage has a strong minty-eucalyptus smell when crushed. The leaves are a shiny dark green on top, paler underneath and wedge-shaped.
widthup to 1.5m
heightup to 1m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive shrub, particlarly when in flower, with a pleasant scent. Suitable as a container plant or in rockeries.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License color line

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