Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - December
|Common name ||midgen berry|
|Scientific name ||Austromyrtus dulcis|
|Etymology || |
Genus: Latin austro, south; Greek myrtos, the myrtle.
Species: Latin dulcis, sweet tasting.
|Distribution ||South-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales.|
|Native habitat ||Often growing in thickets on sandy soil.|
|Description ||A low spreading shrub. In spring, the new growth is pink with silky white hairs followed by pretty cream flowers.|
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in summer and produces small edible fruits which have an aromatic flavour. |
Location in Garden
You can see this species in the Fruit Loop.
In your garden it is quite adaptable to a variety of soils and prefers a situation with part sun to dappled shade. It can be used as a low informal hedge or to edge paths.
The fruit can be made into jam.
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