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By Iangd

What can you say about growing the Myrtle or the Downy Myrtle in West Sussex for a hedge please? Thanks. Ian.



Downy myrtle is now reclassified and called Rhodomyrtus; Myrtus communis is the proper name for the plant commonly called Myrtle. Neither is entirely hardy, so if you don't get heavy frost where you are, its worth a try, but you may lose them all in a prolonged cold snap.

20 Feb, 2015


I lost my myrtle but my cousin who lives 3 miles away has a thriving myrtle bush planted in a south-east facing corner where it rests against the walls. It is beautiful every year. Mine was in a more open position and failed to thrive.

21 Feb, 2015

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