Chilean Myrtle

Common Name: Chilean Myrtle.

Description: The Chilean Myrtle makes a small evergreen tree in mild locations. The cinnamon-coloured bak peals away on mature trees revealing a cream-coloured inner bark. The leaves are dark and end in a sharp point. White flowers occur in late summer followed by red and black fruits. Self-seeding is common in Ireland.

Origin: The Chilean Myrtle occurs naturally in Southern Chile, it likes a mild moist climate so thus well in Ireland especially in milder areas. It was introduced in 1843.

The specimen in Woodstock is 15m in height and is multi-stemmed.


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