Myrtle variety 'Tarentina' (Myrtus communis) with its narrow leaves looks even more delicate than its sister (Common Myrtle). But the intense fragrance of its leaves is the same, as well as the white elegance of its abundance of scented flowers.

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The Common Myrtle is the Mediterranean classic par excellence. It is not possible to imagine an assortment of pot plants or plants for winter gardens without it. According to tradition, already the women in ancient Egypt and divine beauties such as Venus or Aphrodite adorned themselves with flowering myrtle branches. Today, it is still a wedding tradition to use myrtle as a boutonniere on the groom's jacket or for bridal wreaths. The evergreen shrubs with the glossy leaves, intensely fragrant when crushed, also make a beautiful gift. Common Myrtle is a small shrub with a compact growing habit and it is tolerant to pruning. Planted in pots or in a winter garden, it usually shows its white, 1.5-2 cm large flowers in summer (July-August). The fragrant flowers look like snowflakes and are followed by dark red to almost black berries in the fall.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: fragrant & white flowers; aromatic leaves & evergreen; compact & small growing; tolerant to pruning; very good for topiary

punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from April to October outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden with overwintering indoors; all year round in an unheated or moderately heated conservatory

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Data sheet

Flowering period
Color of flowers
Fragrant leaves
Small shrub
Full sun
winter temperature
8 (±5)°C
Minimum temperature
-10 °C
Hardiness Zones
1 - 1,5 m