Common Myrtle
(Myrtus communis)

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A shrub of Mediterranean origin, this grows to 4 m and has fragrant small, white flowers and dark, shiny green leaves. Small black berries are produced over autumn. Can be a very useful hedging plant, but needs regular pruning. This plant is not drought tolerant.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Moderate
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Central Highlands Garden
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Summer
Colours
Green, White
Gardens
Backyard