Plant name: Oval-leaf mintbush
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, QLD.
Cultural notes: A fast growing shrub that prefers moist, well drained soils in a partly shaded position.
Maintenance: Should be pruned after flowering to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
Tolerates: Frost tolerant, moderately drought tolerant.
Flowering season: Spring.
Flower colour: Abundant purple flowers in sprays. In a good season the flowers can almost obscure the foliage.
Foliage colour: The leaves are small and dark green. They are oval in shape but can vary in Width: to be quite broad or narrow. Foliage is aromatic.
Width: up to 1.5m
Height: up to 2.5m
Plant spacing: 50cm apart
Recommended uses: The most common of the mint bushes. Attractive when in flower. Good along paths where aroma is released when brushed against.
Description: A medium to large sized shrub growing to 2.5m in Height: and 1.5m in Width:. Foliage is aromatic and dark green on top with grey-green undersides. Large sprays of purple flowers are produced in spring.