Myrtus communis Perennial (hardy up to 25 degrees) Height: up to 7ft. Width: 5 ft.
Thick, small-leafed shiny evergreen shrub with white blooms that appear in the spring. Sweetly scented leaves and flowers compliment the garden.
In the Garden
Very nice for south Texas because of its variety of use in the garden. Excellent for hedges to surround a garden and for mazes, its full foliage creates the amount of privacy you choose as you can prune the plant to various heights and shapes. Often used in English garden mazes.
Predominately used as an ornamental that can be easily pruned for decorative impact.