Polygala myrtifolia.C20


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 on the polygalaceae family.

It is a very tough plant, which changes to adapt itself to the different areas where it can grows, from coastal areas to inland climates.

It blooms during the most part of the year in warmer climates, and it is not a problem to prune it whenever it is necessary.

Trim it lightly to encourage the plant and get bushier foliager also to encourage new bloomings.

Polygala myrtifolia is not demanding on special soils, with a normal enriched it will thrive.

Nevertheless the use liquid fertilizers in pots or slow release fertilizers in the garden will contribute to have a more attractive plant.

However it can suffer from yellow leaves provoked by some type of virus. This virus can be prevented with some mineral oil making a barrier to the aphids which will carry  the virus.

Although, when noticing any type of infection the  best thing is to get rid of the plant to prevent the infection to spread on other plants.

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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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