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Myrtle care instructions

Myrtus communis

All care instructions and information about Myrtle (Myrtus communis) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Myrtle annual or perennial?
Perennial
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Myrtle?
Easy 2/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Myrtle grow into?
Shrub
Hardiness How frost hardy is Myrtle?
Half Hardy
Country of Origin Where did Myrtle come from?
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Mature Height How tall does Myrtle grow?
4.27 metres / 13.87 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Myrtle grow?
3.05 metres / 9.91 feet
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Myrtle grow best in?
Zone 9 to Zone 11
pH Range The level of acidity for Myrtle.
5.5 - 7.5
Water Requirements How much water does Myrtle require?
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Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Myrtle need?
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Soil What sort of soil should I plant Myrtle in?
Sand / Loam / Clay
Sun How much sunlight does Myrtle need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Myrtle be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Myrtle?
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Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Myrtle?
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Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Myrtle?
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Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Myrtle need in order to germinate?
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Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Myrtle in?
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Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Myrtle seedlings.
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Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Myrtle seedlings.
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Bloom Time When will Myrtle bloom?
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Harvest Time When is Myrtle ready for harvest?
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Pruning Time When should I prune Myrtle?
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