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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

MYRTUS communis   AWARD

MYRTUS communis  >


Commonly known as: Common myrtle.
Pure white scented flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each

MYRTUS communis subsp. tarentina  AWARD

MYRTUS communis subsp. tarentina  >


Commonly known as: Tarentum myrtle.
A compact rounded bush with needle-like leaves and creamy-white scented flower
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each
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