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Dwarf Myrtle

Myrtus communis 'Compacta'
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

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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
  • Sunset Zone: 8-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Compact
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Compact Form, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Waterwise, Fragrant, Fruiting

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

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

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



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