Austromyrtus tenuifolia – Midginberry

A delightful small to medium sized shrub, with numerous small white flowers in late spring to summer, which are followed up with small edible purple spotted white berries. It grows from 1 to 2 metres high, making it useful for informal low hedging. An adaptable plant for different conditions, from sun to part shade and most soil types. Naturally occurs near streams and damp spots around Sydney, so is good for temperate to subtropical areas. Tolerant of moderate frost, can survive dry spells but fruits best with good watering around budding and fruiting time. Pruning will help create a more dense growing plant.

Scientific Name:Austromyrtus tenuifolia
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Midgenberry
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.