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Myrtus communis

Myrtle is part of the Myrtus genus and its scientific name is Myrtus communis.

Perennial evergreen shrub with white flowers and blue berries. Scented and edible.

This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Baby pink and   Antique white. It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Myrtle is known for its shrub-like habit and growing to a height of approximately 4.27 metres (13.87 feet).

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Myrtle have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Myrtle

Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Myrtle is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Myrtle to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Myrtle from seed

Transplanting Myrtle

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Myrtle is a half hardy plant.

Common Myrtle problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Myrtle plants:

Myrtle Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin communis meaning “common”

Other names for Myrtle

Myrtle care instructions

How long does Myrtle take to grow?

These estimates for how long Myrtle takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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