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Luma apiculata
Luma apiculata

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Zones 14-24
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Moderate, Minimal

Luma apiculata

Myrtaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees

Native to Chile and Argentina, this is a fast grower to 6 to 8 ft. (possibly 20 ft.) tall and wide, densely clothed in closely set, oval to roundish, dark green leaves 1/2 to 1 in. long. Like common myrtle (Myrtus) but is denser, deeper green. Old plants develop beautiful smooth bark the color of cinnamon. Blooms in late summer and early fall, with white to pinkish, four-petaled, 1/2-in.-wide flowers with a central brush of stamens. Blue-black, 1/2-in. fruits are edible but not especially tasty.

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