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Myrtus communis - True Myrtle
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Myrtus communis (True Myrtle) - This is a medium to large evergreen shrub that can reach up to 12 feet tall and wide but is usually kept smaller with pruning. It has attractive, small glossy green leaves and produces white, fragrant flowers in summer. The foliage has a pleasant odor when it is crushed. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-draining soil. It is drought resistant and tolerant to moderate frost. It will survive temperatures below 15 degrees F. Our plants are cutting grown from selected plants.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Myrtus communis.