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  • myrtle
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Myrtus communis subsp.tarentina


RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
3 litre pot £17.99
3 litre pot £17.99
  • 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.

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