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Dwarf Myrtle

Myrtus communis 'Compacta'
Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Evergreen shrub makes an attractive border or low hedge with small, delicate, aromatic leaves. White, fragrant flowers appear in spring, followed by deep blue berries. Use as screen, border or hedge. 

Plant with Trailing Rosemary


  • Landscape Size: 2'-3' tall, 2'-3' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Compact
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Compact Form, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Waterwise, Fragrant, Fruiting

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

Does well in enriched soil with good drainage. Fertilize in spring before new growth.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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