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Myrtus Communis Subsp.Tarentina (Myrtle)

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Myrtus communis subsp.tarentina (myrtle)

Myrtus Communis Subsp.Tarentina (Myrtle)


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Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: July to August
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
This small-leaved myrtle has deliciously scented, large, pink-tinted cream flowers in summer offset beautifully by glossy, dark green leaves. The flowers are followed, in autumn, by white berries. More compact and rounded than the species plant, it is a great choice for a sheltered, sunny spot in the garden.Garden care: Protect from cold, drying winds. Apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove any unwanted growth in late spring.

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