PlantsMyrtusMyrtus communis subsp. communis

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 16 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: small blue-black berries
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Dehesa Boyal de Puertollano, Spain.
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