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Austromyrtus 'Copper Tops' is a hardy spreading shrub with nicely arching branches of green foliage & coppery new growth. It grows to half a metre tall with a spread of a metre wide. Flowering is in spring and summer, with small white fluffy blooms. The edible greyish white berries are edible and are produced in autumn. It is a hybrid between Austromyrtus dulcis and tenuifolia, and is a great low maintenance bush tucker plant. Grows best in sun to part shade in a moist well drained soil. Can also be grown in containers.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.