In ancient mythology Myrtle is a sacred tree and symbolises love, harmony and joy.
This gorgeous ornamental tree has an abundance of dainty, aromatic leaves all year. Its star-like white flowers blossom in late summer with a wonderful fragrance that is loved by our bees. The Myrtle tree’s edible blueberries ripen in autumn and are treasured for their delicious spicy-sweet flavour. Traditionally, the berries are steeped in alcohol to make the delicious liqueur, Mirto.
Psst! You can make your own Mirto with our step-by-step guide here.
The dainty Myrtle tree will happily thrive in any garden, balcony or cool conservatory and can be clipped into a formal shape using topiary.
Every Myrtle is organically nurtured in The Present Tree's gardens, where we never use harmful chemicals or pesticides, just a natural blend of organic oils that are wonderful for you, your tree, our wildlife and the planet. When you place your order a beautiful tree will be freshly selected by our devoted gardeners here, before being carefully wrapped in organza and placed in a luxury parcel.
An exclusively designed card with your personal message, the story of the Myrtle tree's ancient symbolism and a full care guide is also enclosed with your gift.
Add an engraved brass plaque (see images above) inscribed with your message so this special gift is always remembered.
Caring for your tree
Your Myrtle tree will happily grow in its organic pot for the next few weeks, just place it in a sunny spot outside or in a cool conservatory.
Myrtle appreciate being drenched with water (fresh rain water is best) when the soil is almost dry. We have added special nutrients to your Myrtle tree’s compost to create the perfect balance of nourishment; this organic goodness will release into the soil for several months to ensure your tree continues to flourish.
Plant your Myrtle tree (still in its organic pot so the roots are not disturbed) in a large flower pot, one with holes for drainage, or in a sunny spot in the garden, away from cold winds.
This Myrtle tree is 30-45cm high and growing in a 15cm pot. Myrtle trees enjoy being lightly pruned in late spring to encourage new growth and may be clipped into a formal topiary shape. They can reach a height of 2 metres in 10 years, if allowed to grow naturally.
Your parcel travels in a clear eco bag so the couriers and recipients are aware a living tree is inside it and must be opened as soon as possible.