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This plant has a mild fragrance
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Myrtus communis is an attractive evergreen shrub from the Myrtaceae family. Commonly known as Myrtle, it produces aromatic leaves, white flowers and black berries. The berries are peppery or spicy and are used to make an unusual jam in areas around the Swiss Alps.
Common problems with Myrtle
How to harvest Myrtle
Leaves, flowers, buds and berries can be harvested whenever they are available. Leaves are more fragrant with the shrub is in flower.
How to propagate Myrtle
Special features of Myrtle
Popular hedge often clipped into formal structures.
Other uses of Myrtle
Medicinal, culinary, insecticide
An alcoholic drink is made from the berries.