Agonis flexuosa
willow myrtle, peppermint

Myrtaceae (myrtle family)
Agonis flexuosa leaves. From Trees of Stanford and Environs, Ronald Bracewell

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.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.