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Myrtus communis - Common Myrtle

39,95€ Tax included

In Winter a delay in delivery may appear because of night temperature! The weight of the plant in kg corresponds with the capacity of the pot in liter.

The Common Myrtle is the mediterranean classic par excellence and it’s not possible to imagine an assortment of pot plants or plants for winter gardens without it. According to tradition already the women in old Egypt and devine beauties like Venus or Aphorodite decorated themselfes with with flowering twigs of Myrtle. Today it still is a custom to put a crown of Myrtle twigs on the head of a young bride, to fix a bouquet of Myrtle at the collar or to present a Myrtle plant for wedding. But also for yourself these evergreen shrubs are a beautiful present. Its leaves are glossy and have an intense fragrance when they are ground. Common Myrtle is a small shrub with compact growth and it tolerates pruning. As pot plant or in a winter garden it usually shows its white, 1.5-2 cm large flowers in summer (July - August). The flowers are fragrant and have the shape of a paintbrush. In autumn, the Common Myrtle is decorated with dark red to almost black berries.

Varieties:
‘Tarentina’: especially small and slender leaves, delicate appearance; ideal for topiary; small growing (-1.2 m)
‘Variegata’: variegated Myrtle variety with creme-coloured variegation and white flowers

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: fragrant & white paintbrush-shaped flowers; aromatic leaves & evergreen; compact & small growing; ideal for topiary
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from April to October outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter indoors; all-year in an unheated or moderately heated wintergarden

Height1 - 1,5 m
FamilyMyrtaceae
OriginMediterranean
Flowering periodSummer
Color of flowerswhite
Fruits-
FragranceFragrant Leaves
GrowthSmall shrub
Locationfull sun
winter temperature8 (±5)°C
Minimum temperature-10 °C
Hardiness Zones8

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