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MYRTUS communis

Commonly known as Common myrtle

Pure white scented flowers
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.50 each
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Any 3+ for £12.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - glossy, oval, 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.
  • 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) -
  • 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 -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly -
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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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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