Dwarf Myrtle

Myrtus communis 'Compacta'

Dwarf Myrtle  - Myrtus communis 'Compacta'
Dwarf Myrtle  - Myrtus communis 'Compacta'

Dwarf Myrtle

Myrtus communis 'Compacta'

Perfect compact plant for a small hedge or barrier.  Tight dense growth with small ovate leaves makes the Dwarf Myrtle an idea candidate to formally trim.  Plant produces small black berries but are rarely seen when regularly pruned.  Drought tolerant once established.  Makes a nice alternative to the Japanese Boxwood so commonly used. Plant in full sin or part shade.  Small white blooms appear in Summer if left un-pruned.  Deer resistant, seacoast tolerant, drought tolerant, and shade tolerant... quite a useful little woody shrub. 

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Part Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Bloom Season: Summer

Mature Height: 2-3'

Mature Width: 2-3'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Woodland Garden, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Seacoast Tolerant, Zen Garden, English & Cottage Garden, Hedge Plants

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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List of delivery zones and rates.
Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $69.00
Zone 2 $89.00
Zone 3 $109.00
Zone 4 $139.00
Zone 5 $179.00
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