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John Eisenhower of Integrity SavATree talks about the Tree of the Month, the Twisted Myrtle!

Tree of the Month: #TwistedMyrtle

Rosie on the House Twisted Myrtle2Scientific: Myrtus communis "boetica"

Common: Twisted Myrtle

Form: Shrub or twisted tree

Seasonality: Evergreen

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

Rosie on the House Twisted Myrtle1

Comments: Low litter, No thorns

Cultural Requirements:

Exposure: Full or partial sun

Water: Regular

Soil: Amended, well drained

Propagation: Cuttings

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.