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botanical name:
Myrtus communis ssp. tarentina
Myrtus communis ssp. tarentina © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tarentum Myrtle
synonyms:  Myrtus communis 'Nana', Myrtus communis 'Jenny Reitenbach', Myrtus communis 'Microphylla'
family:  Myrtaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Compact, rounded form with narrow, glossy dark green aromatic leaves. Pink-tinted cream flowers followed by white berries.

Best in moderately fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from cold winds.

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