Myrtus communis grow and care – 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.
Myrtus communis for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
VIDEO How to grow Myrtus communis growing and care:
Well-drained soil, cool winter
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction What is the best way to start growing?
No Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
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Spring / Summer / Autumn Planting season:
Aphids Pests and diseases:
All year round Pruning season:
Just for design How to prune:
1-5 m, 6-15 feet Size of the plant?
Medium growing Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water Water requirement:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Yes (with light) Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn Bloom season:
White flowers with five petals and multi stamens the stamens create shape like brush General information about the flower
Bees Pollination is done by:
Autumn / Winter Fruit harvest season:
Birds Fruits pests or diseases:
Jams, alcohol, spices What can be done with big quantities of Myrtus communis fruits?
Just to collect Work requirements on the fruit:
2-3 years How long does it take to bear fruit?
Spring flowers Summer flowers
Alcoholic beverages Jams Spices
Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate
Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Winter harvest
Ornamental flower Ornamental fruit Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
Evergreen Perennial plant Shrub
Bonsai Edible plants Fragrance Hedging plants Indoor plants Medical uses Ornamental plants
Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Shade Plants
Regularly water Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9