Myrtus communis

True Myrtle, Myrtle

Valued for their attractive, finely textured foliage. Often used in hedging. Small flowers with abundant stamens. Heat loving. All withstand sea breezes. Tolerate a wide range of soils.
Myrtus communis, True Myrtle, Myrtle
An excellent cut flower, it was held sacred to the Goddess of Love in ancient times. Aromatic, finely textured, deep green glossy leaves contrast with the fragrant white flowers. Berries are purplish-black.

Attributes - Myrtus communis

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 5 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant. Susceptible to Spider Mites, Thrips.

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