Myrtus communis 'Variegata'
(Variegated Myrtle) Myrtus communis 'Variegata' is a medium sized, evergreen Myrtle with a pretty, creamy-white variegation on the leaf edges and white summer flowers.
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A popular medium sized, evergreen Myrtle with a pretty, creamy-white variegation on the leaf edges. As with other Myrtles, this has many attractive white flowers late in the year.
The colourful variegation makes Myrtus communis 'Variegata' a colourful addition to a sheltered winter border and a handsome garden plant!
- Position: Warm in full sun.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Protect in winter. Myrtus communis 'Variegata' requires shelter from cold winter winds and protection in severe winters.
- Flowering Period: July - August.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Medium sized shrub with a bushy, rounded habit once established.
- Height: up to 2 m (6 ft).
- Spread: 2 m (6 ft).
- Notes: Please be aware that Myrtus communis 'Variegata' 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: Acid
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowers in Summer, Foliage - Variegated, Scented, Suitable for Containers