Austromyrtus tenuifolia & Austromyrtus dulcis – midgen berry

I planted this along at the bottom of the eastern fence several years ago but it became overshadowed by a more vigorous westringia. Earlier this year the Westringia went and with the new access to light and space this little shrub has grown well. It is now quite leggy but I read it responds well to pruning and shaping. The flowers and berries are very pretty.

In 2017, I planted several Austromyrtus dulcis on the nature strip. Tube stock from Kumbartcho Nursery. They are lower growing and cope well with the harsh conditions.

Midgen Berry with flowers on nature strip November 2018

Links:
Gardening with Angus: http://www.gardeningwithangus.com.au/austromyrtus/