Biblical Myrtle Plant - Myrtus communis - 4" Pot - Ancient Herb

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Myrtus communis or True, Greek or Roman Myrtle is an evergreen shrub or small tree with dense foliage. The 2-inch lanceolate leaves are strongly scented when crushed. Myrtles have been cultivated for centuries and their native habitat is unknown. They are hardy to 28 degrees F. In cooler regions they make an excellent patio or house plant. They can also be trained as a bonsai! Blooming Time: Summer. The inch white flowers are sweetly scented. Culture: Myrtus communis do best in light shade to full sun. We use a soil mix consisting of 1 part peat moss to 2 parts loam to 1 part course sand or perlite. The plant is highly drought tolerant. The soil should be allowed to dry in-between waterings. Tip chlorosis is a problem if the soil does not drain well. Fertilize monthly during the growing season. Trim in early spring to keep a desired form. Propagation: Myrtus communis are propagated by cuttings of partially ripened wood with a bottom temperature of 70 degrees and by seed. Herb: Around the Mediterranean, mostly the fresh or dried leaves are used; the dried berry fruits are also aromatic and have been used as a substitute for black pepper.
  • Also know as True Myrtle, Roman Myrtle, Arrayan, As, Greek Myrtle, Lampsana, Mersin, Murt, Murtek, Myrtle, Sweet Myrtle, Yas
  • Hardy in zones 9-11/Patio/Houseplant
  • Prefers sun or part-sun
  • Proper name: Myrtus communis
  • Immediate shipping in 4" pot


  • 5
    Healthy and Growing Well

    Posted by Scott St. Amand on Nov 11th 2019

    I ordered two myrtles, and I was pleasantly surprised to receive two plants per pot. They are strong, healthy little plants that have tolerated transplanting without dropping a single leaf. I am excited to see them grow! As always, I am completely satisfied with the plants I order from Hirt's.

  • 4
    Cute plant

    Posted by Hillary on Aug 28th 2019

    This one came healthy, it actually had two plants in the pot which i was able to carefull separate. It is still super happy and I think the size is great for a bonsai.

  • 5
    4” pot Myrtis communis

    Posted by Sara Osborne on Feb 5th 2019

    Great little plants. Received in good time, Simply packaged. Recently transplanted, but good root structure. Great value for money. Reasonable shipping rates too.

  • 5
    Ordered a Second time

    Posted by IO on Jan 5th 2019

    Can't go wrong with Hirts. Well packaged, always arrive after just a few days and because of the quality of the plants, they are doing well. It's a beautiful little tree.

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