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Myrtus communis 'Microphylla'

Dwarf Sweet Myrtle

Myrtle

Comments

Abundant creamy white flowers cover this dense evergreen shrub in summer to fall; small leaves are glossy and aromatic; long, erect branches and a rounded shape make this a good choice for a small hedge; drought tolerant

Description

Abundant creamy white flowers cover this dense evergreen shrub in summer to fall; small leaves are glossy and aromatic; long, erect branches and a rounded shape make this a good choice for a small hedge; drought tolerant

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Sweet Myrtle is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Sweet Myrtle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Topiary;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Sweet Myrtle will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

5 feet

4 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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