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Myrtle (Myrtus communis)



Height: 6 feet
Aspect: Sun
Soil Type: Well drained
Uses: Medicinal, Decorative and Culinary
Care: Keep very sheltered over winter
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 3 - see 'Description' tab below

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)

Myrtle – Myrtus communis

Myrtle – Myrtus communis is a delightful evergreen shrub with fragrant leaves and small starry white flowers.

In the garden Myrtle requires well drained soil in a very sheltered position, preferably against a south facing wall.

Add the aromatic leaves to pot-pourris. Myrtle also has culinary properties. Try tucking a few leaves into roast meats towards the end of cooking time. You can also use the dry fruits as a spice.

Historically brides would have some in their bouquet because it was a symbol of love and consistency. It was also thought to be an aphrodisiac.



Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 3 – Hardy in sheltered areas of the UK provided it is planted in the correct conditions with well draining soil. Winter protection is advised in colder areas prone to more frost

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg

above 5 Foot

Life Cycle



Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes but large container

Culinary Herbs



No Scent

Herb Group




Pot Size

10cm (pot width) plant, 2 Litre potted plant, 3 Litre potted plant

Width / Spread

Over 4 feet


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