Prostanthera ovalifolia compacta
Genus Species: Prostanthera ovalifolia compacta
Common / Product Name: Compact Mint Bush
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 1.5 – 2m x 1.00 – 1.50m
Pruning: Prune annually
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Low
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Purple
Irrigation: Yes requires summer water
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -3°C to -7°C for short periods. Grows best as understory to shelter from frost.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.