Myrtus luma

Common name: Myrtle

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 4 to 10 feet
Spread 4 to 10 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow to moderate
Interests Flowers, fruit, foliage
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None
Hardiness 7
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour White
Flower season Late spring to mid summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour Red, white
Edible parts
Harvest time
Features Scented foliage

Myrtus are a groups of shrubs grown for their small white spring flowers and fruits. Foliage is small, evergreen and scented.

Myrtus requires a sheltered position on well-drained soil.


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