Myrtus communis, Common Myrtle
A bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree with small aromatic, glossy leaves.
Myrtle produces a profusion of scented, white flowers from around midsummer. They are followed by purple-black berries.
This plant has been used in rituals and appeared in mythology since ancient times.
Myrtle is cold hardy to around -5°C, so here in northern Europe it needs to be container-grown...
and overwintered in a fairly frostfree place.
RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.
Native to the Mediterranean area.
Height: 5 metres.
Seeds per pkt. (approx.): 15 seeds.