ssp. Tarentina, True Myrtle, Tarentum Myrtle
Code:Myrtus communis ssp. Tarentina
Myrtus communis subsp. Tarentina, True Myrtle
from Botanical garden - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
True Myrtle is a popular evergreen Mediterranean shrub with aromatic leaves. It is a part of the Mediterranean forests (Maquis). For successful overwintering it needs some protection also in south Bulgaria.
The Tarentum myrtle has smaller leaves and more compact growth.
Synonyms: Myrtus communis 'Jenny Reitenbach', Myrtus communis 'Microphylla'
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USDA zone:-9°C (zone 8b)
Sun exposure:Sun only
Soil pH+:not important
Water need:not important
In Open Ground:With protection
Blooming time:early summer