Sweetmaroon™ Myrtle

Myrtus communis 'Monfazred' PPAF

A compact, tightly branched evergreen shrub with glossy foliage that turns bright red in fall. Spring brings fragrant white flowers. Foliage is fragrant when crushed or sheared. A colorful, drought-tolerant option for low hedges or foundation plantings.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally.


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Botanical PronunciationMER-tus com-MU-nis
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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