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Commonly known as Myrtle
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.
Full sunShelter from cold, drying winds.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their aromatic leaves and fragrant flowers. Require long, hot summers to produce flowers and fruits.Medicinal propertiesLong regarded as beneficial for sinus infections.Pests & DiseasesTrouble free.Place of originMediterranean.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Scented PlantsScented flowersScented foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of MYRTUS
pure white scented flowers
a compact rounded bush with needle-like leaves and creamy-white scented flower