‘Copper Tops’ is a hardy spreading shrub with arching branches of green foliage and coppery new growth. It has masses of fluffy white flowers in late spring and early summer. The edible greyish white berries are delicious and are produced in autumn.
At its best in a full sun to part shade spot, in moist but well drained soil. A tough plant that can withstand harsher conditions. responds well to pruning, which will encourage denser growth.
|Scientific Name:||Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies|