Midyim (Austromyrtus)

Native to the islands of Moreton Bay where it is a small heathland shrub to 2m. This hardy plant makes an attractive addition to ornamental gardens, but it is the fruits that are truly wonderful. The speckled white berries are for juicy and delicious, something akin to Eucalyptus mixed with Cinnamon. If you want to taste the berries, you really do have to grow them yourself as they bruise easily so aren’t available in the shops. Prefers sheltered, part shade location like its native heathland habitat. It is very well suited to growing in pots as it likes excellent drainage with a sandy soil. It can be susceptible to rust fungus, which can sometimes decimate plants.

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