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Myrtle - MYRTUS communis subsp. Tarentina

Myrtle - MYRTUS communis subsp. Tarentina

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Introducing the Myrtle (Myrtus communis subsp. Tarentina), a timeless and elegant addition to your garden that brings a touch of Mediterranean charm to your outdoor space. Known for its aromatic foliage and delicate white flowers, this evergreen shrub is a versatile and low-maintenance choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. Whether you're creating a fragrant hedge, accentuating a border, or adding a classic touch to your patio, the Myrtle is a symbol of beauty and resilience.

Key Features:
Fragrant Foliage: The Myrtle boasts glossy, aromatic leaves that release a pleasant fragrance when crushed or brushed against, providing a sensory delight for your garden.

Year-Round Appeal: With its evergreen nature, the Myrtle offers visual interest throughout the seasons, maintaining its lush greenery even in the colder months.

White Blooms: Enjoy the charming display of small, star-shaped white flowers that adorn the Myrtle during the spring and summer, attracting pollinators and adding a touch of elegance to your garden.

Drought Tolerant: Well-suited for Mediterranean climates, the Myrtle is drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for water-wise gardening.

Adaptable: Whether planted in full sun or partial shade, the Myrtle adapts to various growing conditions, thriving in a range of soil types.

• Botanical Name: Myrtus communis subsp. Tarentina
• Mature Height: 4 to 6 feet
• Mature Spread: 3 to 5 feet
• Hardiness Zones: 8-11
• Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
• Soil Preferences: Well-drained, loamy soil
• Watering: Moderate; drought-tolerant once established
• Pruning: Tolerant of pruning; can be shaped as a hedge or left to grow naturally
• Fertilization: Generally low maintenance; can benefit from a balanced fertilizer in spring
• Uses: Ideal for hedges, borders, containers, or as a standalone specimen
• Special Features: Aromatic foliage, white flowers, evergreen, wildlife-friendly

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