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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Myrtus communis 'Jenny Reitenbach' Myrtus communis 'Microphylla'
Myrtus communis 'Nana' Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina 'Microphylla' Myrtus 'Tarentina'
Myrtus are evergreen shrubs or small trees with aromatic, leathery leaves and solitary, bowl-shaped white flowers followed by fleshy, often edible berries
M. communis subsp. tarentina is a small evergreen shrub of dense growth, with small, narrowly ovate leaves, and pink buds opening to white flowers followed by white berries 12mm in length
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in most moderately fertile soils. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds. Long, hot summers are required for the production of fruits and flowers
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a coldframe in autumn or root semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9 or pruning group 13 if wall-trained
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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