Common Myrtle, Mirt (Afr.)
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Myrtle is an attractive evergreen shrub with aromatic leaves, white flowers and black berries. The berries are peppery or spicy and are used to make an unusal jam in areas around Swiss Alphs.
Leaves, flowers, buds and berries can be harvested whenever they are available. Leaves are more fragrant with the shrub is in flower.
Popular hedge often clipped into formal structures.
Mediterranean region, Macaronesia, western Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
An alcoholic drink is made from the berries.
Medicinal, culinary, insecticide