Luma (Myrtus) apiculata Glanleam Gold (Variegated Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with peeling, reddish-brown and creamy-white bark, bearing aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves with creamy-yellow margins that are pink-tinged when young. Ht.4mt.(12ft.). Small white flowers produced from July to September giving rise to round, purple-black fruit autumn and winter. Frost tender. Best in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soil, with shelter from cold winds. Good in containers.
Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina (Tarentum Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Dwarf, compact, rounded evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves. Deliciously-scented, large, saucer-shaped, pink-tinted, white flowers from July to August. Ht.1.5mt.(5ft.). White berries form in autumn. Frost hardy. Best in full sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for containers.