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Last updated 26/3/20 10:28.
Genus of 2 species of evergreen shrubs or small trees from scrub and woodland in in temperate South America.
They are closely related to myrtles, having more aromatic leaves. They thrive in coastal areas with warm summers, have attractive bark, flowers and sweet, edible fruit.
The large amounts of pollen attract bees.
Evergreen - opposite, oval or lance-shaped, leathery, dark-green leaves.
Full sun - shelter from cold, drying winds.
Partial shade - light, dappled shade.
Additional Features - Good to know - closely related to Myrtus but have more aromatic leaves and flowers have 5 rather than 4 sepals and petals. Berries contain 4-6 hard, woody seeds. Grown for attractive bark, foliage and fragrant flowers.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - South America.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil