Myrtis communis /Myrtle

Myrtis communis  / Myrtis communis
Spring flowers
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Spring flowers

Mature shrub in spring bloom

Flowering branch and small, fine textured foliage

Small, abelia-like foliage

Fine textured foliage

Summer foliage

Dense foliage on a relatively young plant

Close-up of foliage

Used as a clipped hedge

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Scientific Name: Myrtis communis
Common Name: Myrtle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Blue, Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has aromatic, fine textured, bright green foliage which has a very short petioles. It does well in dry landscapes and is used for cut foliage, hedges, screens, in contasiners and as a bonsai selection. It produces fragrant, white flowers in late spring and early summer.