Austromyrtus tenuifolia – midgen berry

Also known as the the 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 on the nature strip. Tube stock from Kumbartcho Nursery. They cope well with the harsh conditions.

Midgen Berry with flowers on nature strip November 2018

Gardening with Angus:

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