Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'

Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'

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(Variegated Myrtle) Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold' is an unusual, evergreen aromatic shrub which has dark green leaves with attractive golden edges and clusters of pretty white flowers in summer.

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Priority: £15
Click & Collect: Free

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Unusual, evergreen aromatic shrub which has dark green leaves with attractive golden edges and clusters of pretty white flowers in summer. Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold' is a handsome yet slow growing shrub, the original plant at Glanleam, on the west coast of Ireland, is only 2 - 3 m tall after many years growth.

Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold' is best planted in a warm position in sun or light shade, with plenty of  shelter from cold winter winds.


  • Position: Warm in full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Most fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Not hardy. Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold' requires a warm, sheltered position, protected from cold winter winds and protection from hard frost. If grown in a container, this plant can be successfully over wintered in a glasshouse or conservatory.
  • Flowering Period: July - September.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'  will grow to be a branching medium sized shrub in time, possibly larger in very mild areas.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft) / or up to 1.5 - 2 m (5 - 6 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft) / or up to 1.5 m (5 ft) after 10 years
  • Notes: This plant is also known as Myrtus luma 'Glanleam Gold' or Myrtus apiculatus 'Glanleam Gold'. Unless you have a very warm garden, Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold' usually grows best in southern areas of the U.K., in particularly Devon and Cornwall.
  • Important: Please be aware that Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold' can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee.
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
Growing Conditions
Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowers in Summer, Foliage - Variegated, Ornamental Bark, Suitable for Containers, Screening/Hedge

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