Luma apiculata, Eugenia apiculata, Luma, Chilean Myrtle

Luma apiculata, Eugenia apiculata

Luma, Chilean Myrtle
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Chile
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This low-maintenance plant requires regular water when it is young and moderate water when mature. It grows best in climates where the average winter temperature is above freezing. It also prefers full sun or semi-shade in order to produce a well-rounded and healthy growth habit.

Luma apiculata produces white and off-white flowers in the late spring and early summer. These flowers are loved by butterflies and hummingbirds. The plant also produces a berry that provides food for birds. The berries have a sweet taste and can be used in jams.

If you wish to grow this small tree in colder climates, it is possible to grow in a pot. This will give you the ability to move the plant depending on the temperature, and provide protection from the cold. When the temperature drops, make sure to provide protection, such as covering with fabric, to help the plant survive and thrive.

The plant is a great addition to any landscape. With its small stature and its ability to thrive in full sun or semi-shade, it is a low-maintenance and versatile plant that is great for both hedging and topiary. Its small, aromatic leaves and white and off-white flowers will be sure to provide a spectacular show of color in the late spring and early summer. This small tree can bring beauty to any garden.

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