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Myrsine

Myrsine spp.

Myrsine common species Lord Howe Island lowland by Poyt448, Peter Woodard (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

0

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Myrsine Overview

A genus of around 200 species of evergreen shrubs and trees in the Primulaceae family native to tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. In cultivation they are generally grown for their foliage that in popular varieties, for example, M. africana, starts deep red and then turns a dark glossy green on maturity. The shrubs have male and female flowers on different plants with the male flowers having attractive showy red anthers and the female plants producing red or purple berries. They are commonly known as Cape Myrtle or African Boxwood.

How to propagate Myrsine

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Myrsine

Grown for their foliage. Is suitable for rock and peat gardens.