Luma apiculata - Chilean myrtle - 68mm BIGGER sizeBack in stock: NOW
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The tree with all the gifts - pretty white flowers, tasty black fruit, glossy aromatic leaves, rusty-red bark. It's slowgrowing, making it ideal for smaller-sized gardens, very handsome, and seems to be happy growing in most soils and climates.Larger size plant to get your garden off to a fast start.
images: Dick Culbert cropped to size.We love Chilean myrtle for its good looks in all seasonsIn WA, SA or TAS? We can't ship this plant to you for state biosecurity reasons.
Luma apiculata, Myrtus luma Chilean myrtleAPPEARANCE: A South American tree myrtle with white cup-shaped flowers in early summer followed by purple-black berries, edible bushtucker (although we have not tasted them ourselves). Leaves are dark green and aromatic. Rusty tan bark. Slowgrowing and very long-lived
USES: Feature planting, sensory gardens, backyard and street tree, bonsai, honey production, bushtucker.
LOCATION: Plant in full sun or part shade in any good well-drained garden soil.
CARE: Water regularly during the first 8-12 weeks until the plant is established, then during dry periods until the plant develops a trunk. Drought tolerant. Prune in autumn following leaf drop for prolific summer flowering and a dense growth habit; or deadhead after first flowers to keep an elegant shape and encourage a second flower flush. Fertilise using a slow release fertiliser twice yearly, thrive in clay soils.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 10m H x 8m W slowly.
YOUR PLANTS: These are larger than our usual tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot is 68 mm wide.In WA, SA or TAS? We can't ship this plant to you for state biosecurity reasons.
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