Mirto comune

Botanical name: Myrtus communis

Myrtus communis is a rustic, aromatic shrub, which grows wild in the Mediterranean area and is particularly lush in Sardinia and Corsica.

Myrtle is a splendid example of an ornamental plant both as a Bush or tree block both as a hedge. The abundant flowering, which makes its appearance in late spring and continues throughout the summer, and the production of berries in the autumn make Myrtus communis a viable candidate to enrich your garden.

This evergreen, highly resistant even at low temperatures, can be used both the leaves both the berries to flavour dishes or infusions. But it is precisely with this aromatic berries that is made of the famous Myrtle liqueur.

Data sheet

  • Family
  • Duration
    Perennial
  • Dwelling
    Full Sun
  • Temperature
    Rustica (from -5° to -20° c and above)
  • Watering
    Moderate
  • Land
    Well drained
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