Plant name: Round-leaf mintbush
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS.
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: Commonly purple or lilac, occassionally white or pink. Flowers occur in clusters from the leaf axils.
Foliage colour: Leaves are dull green, rounded and sometimes toothed. The leaves are highly aromatic when crushed.
Width: up to 1.5m
Height: up to 2m
Plant spacing: 50cm apart
Recommended uses: An attractive shrub, particularly when in flower. Good along paths where aroma is released when brushed against.
Description: A rounded shrub growing to 2m and 1.5m in Width:. Small, rounded dull green leaves are aromatic and grow to 1cm. The flowers are purple, lilac or occasionally white or pink, occurring in large clusters.