Luma apiculata

Scientific name: Luma apiculata

Synonym: Myrtus luma ‘Glanleam Gold’ , Myrtus luma ‘Variegata’ , Myrtus ‘Glanleam Gold’ , Myrtus ‘Glenleam Gold’


Common names: “Temu Glanleam gold”

Plant Type: Evergreen shrub


Zone: 8-10

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Fertile

Moisture: Moist well drained, handles some drought


Plant Size: H 9′ W 10′

Leaf and Stem shape: Attractively peeling, cinnamon-coloured bark and neat, cream-margined elliptic leaves, tinged pink when young

Flower: Cymes of fragrant small white flowers in late summer and autumn

Pruning: Prune to shape, handles a hard pruning

Maintenance: Might be killed down to the ground by winter damage or late frost

Landscape use: Wall-side borders, Mediterranean climate, container plant

Propagate: By cuttings

Pests & Disease: Healthy

*Deer resistant

Comments: Attracts bees, less vigorous than the parent Luma apiculata ~AGM winner , originated in an Irish garden


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