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MYRTUS communis

Commonly known as Common myrtle

Pure white scented flowers
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  • Evergreen
    Glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, bushy shrub, arching with age. Produces solitary 5-petalled flowers 2cm (¾in) across with conspicuous stamens, followed by purple-black berries 1cm (½in) long.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds.

MYRTUS communis

 
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  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects.
    Medicinal properties
    Contains a substance which has an antibiotic action and is used to treat chest complaints.
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free.
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Single
    Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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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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