Amomyrtus luma (syn.Myrtus lechleriana) native to Chile.

Grows as a small tree or large shrub. We also grow it here as an informal hedge outside the walled garden as well as specimen trees through out the garden.

Right now the whole garden (and that is not an exaggeration!) is filled with the heady fragrance from the masses of flowers.

Everything about this plant is a bonus. It has coppery red new growth, evergreen aromatic leaves, and attractive peeling bark on mature specimens, clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers followed by red turning black edible berries. It is easily propagated from seed or cuttings. Can toler

If you only have room for one plant this one gives year round interest you can’t go far wrong.

Plants propagated from the garden are available at the plant centre.