Dwarf Mediterranean Myrtle
A dwarfing selection of the Mediterranean Myrtle, this handsome evergreen shrub grows to a height of around 4-6′ and produces masses of beautiful white myrtle flowers that turn the shrub into a giant snowball in summer followed by cute little blue myrtle fruits that add to its ornamental appeal throughout the fall.
Latin Name: Myrtus communis
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 10° F or lower when established
Bearing Age: 2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 4 ft. in height by about as wide
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 5-6 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Twisted Myrtle is not bothered by pests and diseases.
USDA Zone: 8