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myrtle

Myrtus communis subsp.tarentina

myrtle

£17.99
Availability: in stock 3 litre pot

Product description

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    This small-leaved myrtle has large, pink-tinted cream flowers in summer offset beautifully by glossy, dark green leaves. The un-scented flowers are followed, in autumn, by white berries. More compact and rounded than the species plant, it is a great choice for a sheltered, sunny spot in the garden.

  • Garden care: Protect from cold, drying winds. Apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove any unwanted growth in late spring.

“A compact, aromatic evergreen myrtle with pale-pink petals that frame a fibre-optic arrangement of fine stamens - each tipped in yellow - often still in flower late in the year in the shelter of a wall”

Val Bourne - Garden Writer