Top 10 Hedges – Common Myrtle

Myrtus communis or the Common Myrtle is an erect shrub with a dense bushy habit and glossy dark green leaves that are aromatic when crushed. Fluffy cream flowers  in spring and are also fragrant. Plant it as a screen or keep it pruned (dwarf variety also available) to a hardy low hedge. Prefers moist, well drained soil.