How to grow Myrtus communis

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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year round

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
1-5 m, 6-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
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 indoor as houseplant?
Yes (with light)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:

Edible Fruits

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?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Myrtus communis

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