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Austromyrtus dulcis

In your garden it is quite adaptable to a variety of soils and prefers a situation with part sun to dappled shade. It can be used as a low informal hedge or to edge paths.

The fruit can be made into jam.

Common namemidgen berry
Scientific nameAustromyrtus dulcis
FamilyMyrtaceae
Etymology

Genus: Latin austro, south; Greek myrtos, the myrtle.

Species: Latin dulcis, sweet tasting.

DistributionSouth-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales.
Native habitatOften growing in thickets on sandy soil.
DescriptionA low spreading shrub. In spring, the new growth is pink with silky white hairs followed by pretty cream flowers.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers in summer and produces small edible fruits which have an aromatic flavour.
Location in gardenYou can see this species in the Fruit Loop.
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