Polygala myrtifolia.


Polygala myrtifolia is a very bushy type shrub. Perennial leaves mainly in warmer areas and plenty of lila-purple flower from spring to autumn. 

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Polygala myrtifolia is an evergreen shrub belonging to the polygalaceae family. It is a hardy plant that adapts to various environments, from coastal areas to inland regions. It produces flowers for most of the year in temperate climates and can be pruned as needed to maintain its appearance. Occasional trimming can promote a bushier growth and more flowers. When planting, Polygala myrtifolia does not require much, enriched soil will be sufficient. It should be fertilized with liquid fertilizer or slow-release fertilizer. It is fast-growing and can be used for hedges, in groups, as a specimen, or even in pots. However, it may suffer from low temperatures. A good pruning in early spring will help Polygala myrtifolia to develop vigorously again.


Polygala myrtifolia is native to South Africa, where it grows naturally in a wide range of climatic conditions, from coastal areas to inland regions.


Throughout history, Polygala myrtifolia has been valued for its ornamental beauty and resilience. It has been used in gardens and landscapes worldwide as a decorative and functional plant.


For watering Polygala myrtifolia, it is important to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. It should be watered regularly during active growth periods, reducing frequency slightly during the cooler months.


Proper pruning is essential to maintain the health and appearance of Polygala myrtifolia. Light pruning after flowering is recommended to encourage new growth and shape the plant as needed.


Care for Polygala myrtifolia includes regular fertilization during the growing season, pest and disease control, and protection from extreme temperatures. Additionally, providing good drainage and well-draining soil is important to prevent root rot issues.


Data sheet

Polygala Myrtifolia
1,5-2 m
Lila to purple flowers, a light green grey colour leaves
Spring to summer
Sun or partial shade
Frenquently but avoiding overwatering
In pots or containers, and also for medium size hedges or like specimen
Sales format
Pot of 25cms
No good for freeze
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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