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Myrtus communis

Myrtus communis
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Price:  £8.95
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Common name:  Common myrtle
Type:  Shrub
Aspect:  Prefers full sun
Colour:  White
Season:  Summer
Soil:  Moist and well drained
Size:  Large
Delivery:  Mail order or collect in person
Image:  WTGN

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Upright evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves; fragrant white flowers in autumn. Crushed leaves produce a distinct and attractive aromatic perfume which is used in Sardinia to make 'mirto', an alcoholic liquer. In classical Greek mythology, myrtle was sacred to the goddess Aphrodite and is to this day used in traditional wedding bouquets.Prefers full sun and a sheltered site. Frost hardy. H: 2m