Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia ‘Copper Tops’ – Midyim

 

‘Copper Tops’ is a hardy spreading shrub with arching branches of fine green foliage and coppery new growth. It has masses of fluffy white flowers in late spring and early summer. The edible greyish white berries that follow are tasty and are produced in autumn. A good bush tucker plant which is also decorative and easy care.
Likes a full sun to part shade spot, in moist but well drained soil. A tough plant that can withstand harsher conditions once it is established. Responds well to pruning, which will encourage more dense growth.

Scientific Name:Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Midyim
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.