Myrtle 8"


Myrtle, any of the evergreen shrubs in the genus Myrtus, belonging to the family Myrtaceae. The plant's dark green leaves are small and leathery. The cinnamon-colored bark peels and becomes furrowed with age, as the trunk thickens slowly. While it naturally has a bushy habit, the common myrtle can be trained as a low-mounding spreading shrub, an upright small tall tree, or a tiny bonsai. Best used as an indoor/outdoor plant seasonally.

  • Light - plenty of bright, direct sunlight
  • Watering - water well and allow to dry down somewhat between waterings
  • Soil - well drained all purpose soil

Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As will bloom state.

Myrtaceae - “Myrtle”

Light: Myrtle can live indoors in high light, such as a southern window, but appreciates being kept outdoors during the spring and summer. An east or west exposure is second best with at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 

Water: Water once the top two inches of soil is dry. Never allow myrtle to become completely dry. Good water drainage is also a must, as root rot may develop easily.

Environment: During the cold months, it’s recommended to place myrtle in a shallow tray filled with a layer of gravel with water added. This provides extra moisture and humidity around the tree as the water evaporates and reduces the amount of moisture lost to modern heating systems in the winter. Do not place it near an active radiator or source of blowing air. They prefer warm temperatures day and night.

Toxicity: Reported to be non-toxic

Of Note:

  • Myrtle can be a type of topiary. Topiary is the practice of clipping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes. 
  • It is best to prune and shape your myrtle during its high growing season in spring and summer. This will make it easier to keep sufficiently watered as well as keeping the growth looking full and the shape well formed.
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