Austromyrtus dulcis - midgem berry
Dual purpose hedging - midgem berry is a neat-growing native bushtucker shrub with a compact habit, little white summer flowers followed by sweet edible fruit in late summer. Happiest in free-draining sandy soils, water in autumn for better berries.
Austromyrtus dulcis - midgem berry, midginberry, midyim berryAPPEARANCE: Compact-growing small-leaved native suited to well drained soil and coastal planting. Flowers late spring through summer with small white blossoms followed by sweet-edible fruit late summer through to autumn. New foliage colour in winter-spring is a deep wine purple.
USE IN: Ideal shrub for low hedging and borders in native, coastal gardens and rockeries. Attracts native wildlife!
PLANTING: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in free-draining soil in the garden. Occurs naturally on sandy soil but pretty adapatable wherever you plant it. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, and in the autumn when berries are ripening. Tolerates dry conditions, humidity, and light frost once established.
CARE: Prune after fruit has finished to encourage dense growth habit and a bumper crop of berries next season. Apply a native slow release fertiliser during spring.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.5m-1 m H x 1 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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