Myrtus communis ‘Tarentina’

common myrtle

Myrtus communis ‘Tarentina’ is an evergreen shrub with a compact, dense growth habit. It produces small white flowers with a pleasant fragrance in late spring and summer, followed by small black fruits. The glossy, dark green foliage is attractive year-round and has a pleasant aroma when crushed. This hardy shrub is easy to grow and makes a great addition to any garden or landscape. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types and can be pruned to keep it neat and tidy.

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Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Myrtus communis ‘Tarentina’ grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drought and salt spray, making it a popular choice for coastal gardens.

It can grow up to 4 feet tall and wide and is often used as a hedge or border plant. It is also popular for topiary and can be pruned and shaped into a variety of forms.


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