About Myrtus communis
Myrtus, with the common name myrtle, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, described by Linnaeus in 1753.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Common Myrtle, True Myrtle, Brides Myrtle, Roman Myrtle, Sweet Myrtle, Sweet Roman Myrtle, True Roman Myrtle|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||4.00 to 6.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White with yellow-tipped stamens|
|Bloom Time ||May to July|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Remove the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting to create a bear stem. This reduces the water usage of the cutting. Pour a little powdered rooting hormone into a small container. Don t contaminate the large bottle of hormone by dipping the cutting directly into the original bottle. Dip the cut end into the powder, shaking the excess off the stem.
Myrtus communis care
For the best results, plant myrtle outdoors in late spring in a well-drained, sheltered position. This gives it the best chance of establishing lots of root before winter weather sets in.
You can also grow myrtle in a container in soil-based compost. Water and feed with a potash-rich tomato food during the growing season.
The potash will encourage more flower and also harden the wood. Ease off watering from late August onwards, and then dry off almost completely before over-wintering the container. The shelter of a warm wall under the eaves of the house is a perfect place.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade |
|Soil ||Well drained soil|
|Temperature ||30 to 40 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Myrtus communis special feature
It is typically found in Maquis shrubland together with other low-growing shrubs which have been developed after the clearing of the primary woods of the Mediterranean in the lower mountain environments.
Myrtus communis uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Unverified information Myrtle occupies a prominent place in the writings of Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, and the Arabian writers
- In numerous Mediterranean countries, the extract of the myrtle herb is used to make the hair grow longer in a short period of time
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Myrtus communis ?
Myrtus communis is commonly known as Common Myrtle, True Myrtle, Brides Myrtle, Roman Myrtle, Sweet Myrtle, Sweet Roman Myrtle, True Roman Myrtle
How tall do Myrtus communis grow?
On average Myrtus communis grows 4.00 to 6.00 feet
What color are Myrtus communis ?
A Myrtus communis plant bears flowers of color White with yellow-tipped stamens
When Myrtus communis blooms?
With enough light, Myrtus communis may produce White with yellow-tipped stamens flowers in May to July
How hard is Myrtus communis to grow?
A Myrtus communis is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Myrtus communis need?
A Myrtus communis prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Myrtus communis need?
A Myrtus communis prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Myrtus communis need?
A Myrtus communis prefers Well drained soil
What temperature does a Myrtus communis like?
A Myrtus communis prefers 30 to 40 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Myrtus communis ?
To encourage Myrtus communis growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
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