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Myrtle

Myrtus communis

Also known as

Common Myrtle

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Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Myrtle Overview

Myrtus communis is an attractive evergreen shrub from the Myrtaceae family. Commonly known as Myrtle, it produces aromatic leaves, white flowers and black berries. The berries are peppery or spicy and are used to make an unusual jam in areas around the Swiss Alps.

Common problems with Myrtle

Problem free

    How to harvest Myrtle

    Leaves, flowers, buds and berries can be harvested whenever they are available. Leaves are more fragrant with the shrub is in flower.

    How to propagate Myrtle

    Cuttings

    Seed

    Special features of Myrtle

    Hedge plant

    Popular hedge often clipped into formal structures.

    Other uses of Myrtle

    Medicinal, culinary, insecticide

    Edible

    An alcoholic drink is made from the berries.

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