Myrtle

Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina

Myrtle - Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina

Common Name: Myrtle
Genus: Myrtus
Species: communis subsp. tarentina

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Cream, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • This small-leaved myrtle has deliciously scented, large pink-tinted cream flowers in summer, offset beautifully by glossy dark green leaves. The flowers are followed in autumn by white berries. More compact and rounded than the species plant, it is a great choice for a sheltered sunny spot in the garden.

  • Garden care: Protect from cold drying winds. Apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove any unwanted growth in late spring.

    5 lt Half Standard - this has been trained into a half standard shape with a clear straight 60cm stem and a 30cm rounded ball of foliage on top and comes in a 5 Ltr pot. This can be kept in a
    cool conservatory during winter and moved outside to a sunny patio during the warmer months.



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Common myrtle - Myrtus communis

Common myrtle
Myrtus communis