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Myrtus communis
Live Plants With Good Root (You Will Receive 1 Plant(s) - 1 Feet Tall in 1 Gal Pot)

Broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree, to 10 ft tall and 12 ft wide (3 × 6.7 m), dense foliage.

Bark is smooth and gray-brown, becomes handsome with age, eventually developing a brown to tan pealing segments revealing a darker or lighter tan inner bark.

Leaves simple, opposite, ovate to lanceolate, 2.5-5 cm long and about 1.5 cm wide, apex pointed, margin entire, dark glossy green, paler below, covered with transparent dots, strongly scented when crushed.

Flowers white or pink-white, to 3 cm wide, many stamens, fragrant, on long stalks (to 3 cm).

Fruit subglobose, 9 mm diam., blue-black when ripe.

Sun. Requires well-drained soil. Shelter from cool drying winds. Often grown as hedge or screen.

Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Native to Mediterranean and southwest Europe, although its native range is uncertain since the plant has been widely cultivated for centuries.