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MYRTUS

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....
  • White
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich

Buy Varieties of MYRTUS

 AWARD
MYRTUS communis

MYRTUS communis

Common myrtle

pure white scented flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
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£14.50 each 
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 AWARD
MYRTUS communis subsp. tarentina

MYRTUS communis subsp. tarentina

Tarentum myrtle

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

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
MYRTUS luma

MYRTUS luma

see LUMA apiculata

MYRTUS ugni

MYRTUS ugni

see UGNI molinae

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