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Cape Myrtle Overview
A highly attractive and ornamental shrub, the Cape Myrtle with its unique flowers made up of golden bracts is a great addition to any mediterranean or fynbos garden. The golden bracts has a way off catching the sunlight and seem to glow, so position it in an open space in the garden to catch early morning or late afternoon light. Smaller than and slightly different from Phylica plumosa, it is also more endangered as the area it grows in is smaller and continually becoming smaller. So cherish this plant in your garden, not only for the beautiful cut-flowers you may gain from it, but also for being so unique and scarce.
Common problems with Cape Myrtle
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Cape Myrtle
Makes good cut flowers. Cut the stem of the flower close to its base without damaging plant.
How to propagate Cape Myrtle
Seeds should be collected in Spring and then sown in Autumn in a well-drained seedling mix.
Special features of Cape Myrtle
Drought-tolerant and suitable for xeriscaping.
Good to plant in pots, provided sufficient drainage holes.
Suitable for an informal hedge and screen.
Attracts useful insects
Different species of bees, flies and beetles, as well as spiders and ants.