Archirhodomyrtus beckleri 'Fruity'
A graceful weeping small shrub (I-2m x l-1.5m) with shiny foliage, smothered with perfumed shell pink flowers in late spring and summer, attractive to nectar and fruit eating birds and insects. Suitable for temperate to tropical climates, growing in light or full shade in moist clay or sandy loams, neutral to acid pH.
Uses: Attractive as a specimen or flowering contrainer plant; ideal for formal hedging and for mid level screening. In late summer, colourful sweet fruit may be picked and made into delicious sticky jam.
Maintenance: If used as a hedge, plant at 60cm centres prune lightly in first year to develop dense growth. Trim lightly as required to maintain preferred height and width. Feed in early spring or late summer with controlled release, low phosphorus fertilizer.
Sticky Rose Myrtle Jam: Simmer equal weight of fruit and sugar for several minutes, stirring often; if fruit very ripe, add small amount of lemon juice. Test frequently for set. Fill small jars while hot, seal.
Chosen to represent the style of plants which Edna Walling could have used in today's gardens.
Selected and developed by Austraflora Pty Ltd.© for The Edna Walling® Plant Collection.
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