This versatile small shrub is one of the best bush tucker plants of all, featuring small but sweet-tasting berries that are borne in profusion in late summer and early autumn. It makes an attractive border, rockery or pot plant and can even be trimmed into a low growing hedge. It flowers in early summer and should be kept well-fed and mulched after that to ensure a good harvest of berries. Give it a light trim after harvest and you will be well rewarded the following season.
|Scientific Name:||Austromyrtus dulcis|
|Other Common Names:||Midyim|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Groundcover, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Mammals|
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