Position: Warm in full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Most fertile soil.
Hardiness: Not hardy. Luma apiculata requires a warm, sheltered position, protected from cold winter winds and protection from hard frost. If grown in a container, this plant can be successfully over wintered in a glasshouse or conservatory.
Flowering Period: July - September.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Luma apiculata grows to be a large branching shrub.
Height: 4 m (13 ft).
Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
Notes: This plant is also known as Myrtus luma or Myrtus apiculatus. Unless you have a very warm garden, Luma apiculata usually grows best in southern areas of the UK, in particular Devon and Cornwall.