Also called Martella, myrtle is a typical plant of the Mediterranean maquis, it shows a shrubby structure and, besides being known as a very aromatic plant, it is also used as an ornament by virtue of the abundant flowering that characterizes it and the dense concentration of branches, which makes it elegant and pleasant. The flowers, white in color, are very fragrant while the berries are black / purple, edible and are the basis for the production of the famous liqueur: typical Sardinian and Corsican product.
In ancient times the myrtle plant was used as a natural medicine, thanks to the balsamic, anti-inflammatory properties that characterize it, in particular the presence of mirtolo and tannins.
Myrtle plant: how to take care of it
Being a plant of the Mediterranean maquis, the myrtle needs heat, sun and well-drained soil. It is therefore advisable to place it in a sunny place paying attention to wetting, especially in particularly hot summers. In winter it resists quite well the eternal, even in small frosts, however, if possible, move it to a small greenhouse or to a protected place.
Watering of myrtle, should be done mainly between March and September, waiting for the soil to dry before the next wetting.
Myrtle, the plant with a Mediterranean scent
Whether for your balcony, terrace or that of a friend, surely it is a particular plant to have in your "green" collection or that of a friend!
Myrtle: diseases and parasites
The myrtle plant is resistant and is very resistant to pest and insect attacks.