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Myrtle

Myrtus luma

Myrtle is an amazingly aromatic shrub, prefect for any garden.

In milder climes this beautiful evergreen shrub grows to a small fragrant tree with the most stunning cinnamon coloured bark. The bark gradually peels to reveal a creamy white layer beneath.

Added to this it has a mass of white solitary flowers followed by dark edible fruits. Also known as Myrtus apiculata to add confusion!

Native to:
Ireland
Eventual height:
5 m
Eventual width:
4 m
Hardiness:
Full-half hardy
Sun:
Full-partial sun
Soil:
Any well drained soil
Flower:
White, fragrant
Leaf:
Dark green aromatic
Flowering period:
August to October

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Maintenance

Low Maintenance. Protection of a south or west facing wall in cooler climes is advisable. Good for maritime exposure.

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