Twisted Myrtle (Myrtus boetica)
Twisted Myrtle is a very versatile shrub with rich green foliage that hugs a twisting branch structure. By trimming to shape it is useful as a hedge, large screen or foundation planting. The best use of this interesting plant might be to let it grow into a specimen sized focal point, accent or large container plant.
The twisting branch structure develops a lot of character with maturing size. We have seen this plant trimmed as a topiary and it is very successful with creative pruning.
Plant in full to part sun in soil with good drainage. Deep infrequent watering after becoming established will build strong roots.
Medium to large shrub use as hedge, character accent and in large containers as focal point
Very unique branching structure creates interest