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Myrtle communis "Microphylla"

The myrtle communis "Microphylla" is an evergreen shrub of the Myrtaceae family. It has a compact habit and can reach a height of 1.5 meters. The stalk has a reddish color, but over time it turns gray. The leaves are small, narrow, shiny, they have the entire edge, they are dark green and when they are crushed, they give off a pleasant scent. The flowers are creamy white, single, simple and flowering from June to September. The fruits are small black-violet berries with a meaty consistency.

Some source treats this murtra as a subspecies of Myrtus communis, other more recent sources do not consider that it has a sufficient taxonomic entity and give to this cultivated form the more compact the cultivar category. Requires a relatively draining soil. It prefers non-excessively poor soils, although it can also be developed in case they are not too rich.

  • Category Outdoor foliage plants
  • Families Myrtaceae
  • Genus Myrtus
  • Species communis subsp."microphylla"
  • Geographical Area of Origin Oceania
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period May / June / July / August
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Colore Fiori Bianco   Giallo
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Medium shade / Half shade / Full light / Full sun
  • Form Tree / Grown as shrub / bush
  • Colore Frutti Nero   Verde   Blu
  • Parfumed yes
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