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Myrtle

Myrtle

 - (Myrtus communis)

An aromatic hardy sub-shrub with dark, glossy-green leaves and foamy white flowers, followed by bluish berries which can be used as a spice as well as for pot-pourri.

Price: 25.50

Unit Description:

50 Plants / Tray

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Bushy

Flowering Time:

July - September

Height x Spread:

70 x 40 cm

Available to Order:

January - June

Recommend Sales:

March - September

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Consumer Information

Alternative Names:

(Myrtus communis)

Narrative Description:

An aromatic hardy sub-shrub with dark, glossy-green leaves and foamy white flowers, followed by bluish berries which can be used as a spice as well as for pot-pourri.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun with free-draining soil or compost in a sheltered position.

Possible Situation:

Ideal for the border, raised beds or in the conservatory.

Accreditations /
Awards:

RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Bushy

Height x Spread / Trail:

70 x 40 cm

Features:

Attracts Wildlife

Scented

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

white

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

July - September

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Raised Bed

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

MYRTACEAE

Genus:

Myrtus

Species:

tarrentina

Cultivar:

Myrtle

Alternative Names:

(Myrtus communis)

Category:

Herbs

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

30 weeks over Winter

14 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

January - June

Recommended Sales Window:

March - September

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:22/1732/17
Qty:34

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

Point of Sale Material:

XL 15cm (4)

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Tortrix Moth

Whitefly

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.

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