August

 

Myrtus communis

Common Myrtle is a lovely evergreen shrub with glossy, pointed, aromatic leaves. At this time of year it is festooned with white, fluffy, puffball flowers which are sweetly scented. Later these will be followed by purple-black berries. The bark too is a lovely rust colour which adds to the overall interest. A bushy shrub, it makes an excellent backdrop in any border with well drained, fertile soil. Plant in a sunny position against a south or west facing wall, as it only frost-hardy and needs extra protection in cold areas. Can also be used as attractive hedging. Prune in late spring to keep a good shape and mulch with manure.

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