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Bonsai Care For Myrtle - Common (myrtus communis/appiculata) (Tree Type (Indoors))

Myrtle - Common (myrtus communis/appiculata)

Myrtle - Common (myrtus communis/appiculata) - (Tree Type (Indoors))

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Tender, EVERGREEN shrub with glossy, mid to dark green LEAVES. Bears small white, fragrant, sumMEr blossoms. The "communis" bears black FRUITs. The "appiculata" is distinguished by peeling, cinnamon-coloured BARK showing cream beneath and may also bear red fruits as well as black.

STYLE : suited to informal upright, slanting, semi-cascade, twin-trunk, CLUMP and multiple-trunk styles.

WARNING : Use ericaceous soild and fertlizer together with "soft" (lime-free) water.


Care Info


REPOT : Every 2 years in early spring.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 GRIT:organic.

PRUNE : Can be done anytiME but best done in winter to avoid profusion of many new, unwanted SHOOTS.

WATER : Maintain evenly moist throughout the year but never saturated. Bare minimum in winter. Lime free (rainwater) recommended. Benefits from regular MISTING.

FEED : Half strength, balanced fertilizer during growing season. None in winter.

WARNING : Use ericaceous soild and fertlizer together with "soft" (lime-free) water.


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