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LUMA apiculata

Commonly known as Chilean myrtle, Orange-bark myrtle

Scented white flowers and cinnamon-brown peeling bark
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broadly elliptic, glossy, dark-green leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright bushy shrub or small tree. 5-petalled flowers 2cm (¾in) are produced singly or in few-flowered clusters followed by edible purple berries.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

LUMA apiculata

 
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  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Syn. Myrtus luma, Myrtus apiculata.
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Chile, Argentina.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Luma / Myrtle - Growing Guide
15m (49ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

Buy Varieties of LUMA apiculata

LUMA apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'

LUMA apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'

Chilean myrtle, Orange-bark myrtle

conspicuous creamy yellow margin to the leaves which are tinged pink in the winter

 
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