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Myrtle

Luma apiculata

Also known as

Temu, Arrayá, N, Collimamol, Luma, Palo Colorado, Chilean Myrtle

Luma apiculata Arrayanes by Nestor Galina by Nestor Galina (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

5.5m

8m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Myrtle Overview

Evergreen shrub or tree species with attractive cinnamon and cream splashed bark. They produce small, ovate foliage and aromatic, white, 4-petalled blooms measuring around 2cm, with long fluffy stamens. Flowers lead onto purple berries.

How to propagate Myrtle

Cuttings

You can propagate from cuttings or from seed.

Seed

Other uses of Myrtle

Bark

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Shrubs that give you structure and summer flowers.

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