This hardy, evergreen shrub is a smaller version of the True Myrtle that has been highly valued by many cultures and cultivated for centuries. It takes very well to heavy shearing, and is often used to create a clipped hedge or topiary. If left unclipped, it develops into a dense, rounded shrub that is useful in foundations and borders and looks great in containers. Variegated Dwarf Myrtle’s small white starburst flowers and its glossy, creamy variegated dark-green foliage are both highly aromatic; and it has blueberry-like fruit that is edible, but not sweet. Once established, this shrub is very drought tolerant, and its maintenance requirements are remarkably low.
Height: 2 – 3 feet
Width: 2 – 3 feet
Bloom color: White
Flowering season: Spring, Summer
USDA minimum zone: 8
Cold hardiness: 18° F


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