Agonis flexuosa. WILLOW MYRTLE, PEPPERMINT. Australia
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

A very attractive, willowy tree that grows to about 30 feet tall with hanging, narrow 6-inch leaves. The crushed leaves are fragrant, much subtler than peppermint. A modest example dating from 1972 is in the Stanford Avenue greenbelt opposite Peter Coutts Road.

Illustrations (links open new windows): Silhouettes from Trees of Stanford & its Environs


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