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Myrtus communis

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A popular evergreen shrub native to S. Europe and W. Asia with masses of lovely white flowers in late summer which stand out well against the dark green leaves. Interestingly, tradition decrees a sprig of myrtle flowers should be used in royal wedding bouquets. The leaves have a pleasing, aromatic fragrance when crushed or rubbed.

Myrtus communis prefers a warm, sheltered garden.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (young plants)

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Myrtus communis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Myrtus communis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Myrtus communis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Requires a warm position. Myrtus communis requires shelter from cold winter winds and protection in cold winters.
Flowering Period: July - August.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Myrtus communis eventually grows to be a medium sized shrub with a bushy, rounded habit.
Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: Please be aware that Myrtus communis can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee.

Plant Finder: about Myrtus communis

Common names

Common myrtle, Myrtle


Myrtus communis (Common myrtle). The is a small dense bushy species will produce small, black fruits they are not edible for humans but birds will love them. This upright shrub will bear fragrant flowers.


They will prefer moist, well-drained soil, you can grow them in sun or light shade.

Interest and use

Fragrance, hedging, ornamental, foliage with blue black berries, specimen, conservatory. Summer interest.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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