Myrtus communis ‘Microphylla’
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Good for pollinators

Common Name : dwarf sweet myrtle 'Microphylla'Type : ShrubHabit : BushyHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Julyto SeptemberFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H4
Hardy through most of the UK -10° to -5°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterFragrant

Myrtus communis var. microphylla (Dwarf Myrtle) grows no taller than about 60cm and bears leaves less than 2.5cm (1 inch) long. Myrtus communis microphylla can be pruned and trained into practically any shape.


2020 – Bought from Truffaut’s and planted in August in replacement of the dead Senecio vira-vira, in the North border.

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