Botanical name: Myrtus microphylla
Myrtus microphylla is a variety of Myrtle from compact habit. The aromatic leaves are small, tight and shiny.
As Myrtus communis, also microphylla is a splendid example of an ornamental plant both as Bush as both a hedge.
The rich creamy white bloom makes its appearance in late spring and continues throughout the summer, while the production of berries takes place in autumn. 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.