Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina


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Dwarf form of Sweet Myrtle that should be a great addition to the evergreen shrub palette here in PT. Hardiness is increased with less water in summer and likes a nice sunny spot - we can do this! Aromatic foliage when crushed with small fragrant white flowers late summer. This has got to be deer resistant although the cute vermin are cultivating a palette for deer-proof food. This will get just 3'-4 tall and rounded and will be happy in drier, hotter sites although it tolerates more consistently moist conditions just fine.


Plant Type

  • Shrub
  • Evergreen

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate
  • Dry

Bloom Time

  • Summer