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Myrtus communis - myrtle, myrtle (forest honeycomb)

Myrtus communis - myrtle, myrtle (forest honeycomb)

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    Altezza della pianta: 10-20cm cm
    Genus of evergreen shrubby plants, with a rounded shape, present in the scrub, in the woods and on the edges of woods in the Mediterranean region. Myrtus communis is a highly branched, bushy, globular and compact evergreen shrub. Very aromatic opposite leaves, ovate with pointed apex, shiny, dark green. From mid to late summer it produces numerous solitary flowers, with 5 petals, with showy central tufts of white stamens; the flowers are followed by oblong-ellipsoid, purple-black berries which are also very fragrant; used in the kitchen to flavor dishes and for the preparation of excellent liqueurs. It can reach 2-4 m in height.

    Pedoclimatic needs

    Drained soil without water stagnation, preferably with low limestone content. Grow in full sun or partial shade. It adapts to being grown both in pots and in the ground or in flowerbeds in regions with a mild climate, withstanding cultivation temperatures between -4°/-6°C.

    Botanical Information

    Botanical Name: Myrtus communis

    Family: Myrtaceae

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