MYRTUS

Commonly known as Myrtle

See also LUMA and UGNI

A SACRED shrub in Greek mythology, one of the four sacred plants in Jewish liturgy and used throughout Europe in wedding bouquets, a slip from Queen Victoria's was propagated and sprigs are used in royal wedding bouquets today.

Wintered in tubs in orangeries in the 17th and 18th centuries they were brought into gardens in the summer. Sprigs used in Mediterranean cookery to flavour meats.

Genus of one species of evergreen shrub from woodland margins and scrub in the Mediterranean.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their aromatic leaves and fragrant flowers. Require long, hot summers to produce flowers and fruits.
    Medicinal properties
    Long regarded as beneficial for sinus infections.
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free.
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of MYRTUS

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MYRTUS communis

MYRTUS communis

Common myrtle

pure white scented flowers

 
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MYRTUS communis subsp. tarentina

MYRTUS communis subsp. tarentina

Tarentum myrtle

a compact rounded bush with needle-like leaves and creamy-white scented flower

 
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MYRTUS luma

MYRTUS luma

see LUMA apiculata

MYRTUS ugni

MYRTUS ugni

see UGNI molinae

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