Luma apiculata
Luma apiculata
Luma apiculata
Luma apiculata - growing as a small tree
Luma apiculata
Luma apiculata
Luma apiculata
Luma apiculata - growing as a small tree

Luma apiculata

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(Chilean Myrtle ) Native to the central Andes mountains in South America, Luma apiculata is a striking large, evergreen shrub with attractive bark and pretty white flowers in late summer.

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(flat fee for any number of plants
by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £7.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: 5% discount

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
this can be changed during checkout.

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Native to the central Andes mountains in South America, Luma apiculata is a striking large, evergreen shrub with attractive bark and pretty white flowers in late summer. The leaves are dark, glossy green and peeling, deep red and white-grey bark develops on established plants giving year round interest!

Luma apiculata 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 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: Moderate.
  • Habit: Luma apiculata grows to be a medium sized or eventually large branching shrub.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft)  / or up to 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)  / or up to 2 m (6 ft) after 10 years
  • Notes: This plant is also known as Myrtus luma or Myrtus apiculatus. Unless you have a very warm garden, Luma apiculata usually grows best in southern areas of the U.K., in particularly Devon and Cornwall.
  • Important: Please be aware that Luma apiculata 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
Light Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Large (3m+)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Site: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Ornamental Bark, Suitable for Containers, Evergreen, Screening/Hedge

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