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Dwarf Myrtle

Dwarf Myrtle

Regular price $22.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $22.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Dwarf Myrtle is a smaller cultivar of the common myrtle, Myrtus communis, and is widely appreciated for its versatility and ornamental value. It's a favorite in gardens for its dense and compact form, making it an excellent choice for hedges, borders, and topiary.

The most distinctive feature of Dwarf Myrtle is its aromatic, glossy green leaves. The leaves are small and oval-shaped, and when bruised or crushed, they emit a pleasant, spicy fragrance. In addition to its foliage, Dwarf Myrtle produces small, white, sweetly scented flowers in the summer, adding a subtle charm to the plant. These flowers are sometimes followed by small, purplish-black berries that are also ornamental.

Dwarf Myrtle is well-suited for a variety of landscaping uses. It can be used as a low hedge, in formal gardens, or in container plantings. Its compact size makes it ideal for small spaces, and it can be easily shaped and maintained, making it popular for topiary work.

This plant prefers well-drained soil and is fairly drought-tolerant once established. It thrives in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade. Dwarf Myrtle is also known for its resistance to pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance option for gardeners.

Overall, Dwarf Myrtle is valued for its compact growth habit, aromatic foliage, and versatility in the landscape. Its ability to provide year-round greenery, coupled with its ease of care, makes it a popular choice for both residential and commercial landscapes.

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