AMOMYRTUS

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.

Further Reading....

  • 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
Amomyrtus luma - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of AMOMYRTUS

AMOMYRTUS luma

AMOMYRTUS luma

Luma, Myrtle, Ugni

formerly myrtus lechleriana - copper coloured young leaves and abundant clusters of creamy-yellow flowers in may which often cause the branches to sag. Edible berries

 
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