Variegated Biblical Myrtle Plant - Myrtus - Ancient Herb - 4" Pot
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Myrtus communis or True or Greek 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 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 'Variegata'
Immediate shipping in 4" pot
Posted by DAVID R MCCLANANHAN on Nov 30th 2020
The plant came to me healthy and is doing well.
Posted by Becky Adams on Nov 23rd 2020
So happy to have this in my collection of plants.
Plants were packed very well. The plants also look very healthy. Very happy with the purchase.
Posted by Ria Do on Nov 11th 2020
I am hoping one day you would have bigger versions of these. A topiary would be a dream.
Posted by Tronda on Oct 3rd 2020
Very healthy variegated myrtle. First time I have ever see this plant. Love it