Myrtus communis growing shrub or tree of the genus Myrtus also known as Common myrtle, Myrtus communis perennial evergreen plant the fruit edible also used as ornamental hedge fragrant plant or as medical plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.
Leaves fragrant color green to dark green, leaves shape elliptic in pointed top size 2-5 cm.
Flower color white with five petals and multi stamens the stamens create shape like brush.
Myrtus communis fruits
Fruit edible color purple or yellow, fruit are round with crown size 0.5-2 cm.
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Requirements for Myrtus communis growing and care:
Well-drained soil, cool winter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
All year round
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
1-5 m, 6-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes (with light)
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
White flowers with five petals and multi stamens the stamens create shape like brush
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Myrtus communis fruits?
Jams, alcohol, spices
Work requirements on the fruit:
Just to collect
How long does it take to bear fruit?