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|Botanical Name:||Prostanthera melissifolia|
|Common Name:||Balm Mint-bush|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Indigenous Plant Use, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse|
|Indigenous Plant Use:||Aromatic leaves can be used to make tea or flavour food.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly|
|Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
|1-3 m x 2-3|
|Foliage:||Pairs of dark green, egg-shaped, highly aromatic leaves 12-50 mm x 9-25 mm, margins toothed, tip blunt|
|Flowers:||Loose terminal sprays of dark mauve flowers, September-December|
|A beautiful fast growing shrub which does not like to dry out. Plant near pathways to brush foliage and release mint perfume. Low to medium screen. Prune to maintain denseness.|