John Eisenhower of Integrity SavATree talks about the Tree of the Month, the Twisted Myrtle!
Tree of the Month: #TwistedMyrtle
Scientific: Myrtus communis "boetica"
Common: Twisted Myrtle
Form: Shrub or twisted tree
Size: 12 ft high by 12 ft wide
Leaves: Lance shaped, dark green, aromatic, whorled
Flowers: Star-like, in small white clusters usually on terminal branch portions
Fruit: Blueberry-like seed with hard center
Stems/Trunks: Interesting twisted form, mottled and gnarled; light tan
Range/Origin: SW Europe
Hardiness: USDA Zones 8-9
Comments: Low litter, No thorns
Exposure: Full or partial sun
Soil: Amended, well drained
Maintenance: Minimal; not suited for shearing
For more info view the full plant specifications from University of Arizona's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences: Cooperative Extension | Twisted Myrtle
Home Maintenance Calendar | #TwistedMyrtle & #SoilAnalysis
John Eisenhower and Sarah Maitland detail the Tree Of The Month: Twisted Myrtle. Before you plant new trees, a soil analysis can benefit its successful growth. They explain how to collect a sample and who can analyze it. Pruning for rejuvenation and new spring growth. Irrigation that mimics rainfall. Beneficial and bad bugs.