We have carefully curated a collection of our flowering evergreen myrtles which will not only fill your garden with great visual interest but wonderful fragrances too.
The Flowering Evergreen Myrtle Collection contains one of each plant in either an 8cm or 9cm pot.
Luma apiculata - Chilean Myrtle (15cm tall): An evergreen shrub that produces masses of pretty, pure white flowers in mid-summer, attracting the bees and butterflies. The flowers have a beautiful peach like scent and are the most extraordinary looking with long, curling stamens on the older flowers. The cinnamon branches are sculptural and contrast beautifully against its dark green leaves. Our Chilean Myrtle looks great planted in the ground, placed in the conservatory or it can make a stunning patio plant.
Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii - Heaven Scent, Temu (15cm tall): A highly fragrant, flowering, evergreen shrub that prefers a shady, moist spot. It will give you an unforgettable sight with thousands of white, myrtle like flowers opening in the Summer. Black, edible berries appear which give the plant a showy, ornamental look until early Winter. The fruits taste similar to the Luma’s. It has an almost arching habit due to the branches being pulled downwards under the weight of its foliage, flowers, and fruits. Orange, peeling bark is also a feature of the species. For optimum growth, the Heaven Scent is best to be positioned where it will receive partial shade, full shade. It can withstand temperatures down to -5c.
Myrtus communis - Common Myrtle (10cm tall): A prestigious, AGM (Award of Garden Merit) evergreen shrub that produces masses of white, fluffy flowers which cover its arched branches in the spring. Dark magenta, elongated berries full of herbal, resinous flavour appear in the autumn. The fruits can be used similar to that of the juniper berry to spice various foods, jellies, and drinks. The Common Myrtle can make a splendid low hedge and will grow very well even when placed in a pot or planter (if positioned in full sun). It tolerates some maritime exposure. It has an exotic effect.
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