Where to buy Common Myrtle (Myrtus Communis)

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    davidgardendavidgarden
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    If anyone knows where I can find this plant, please post a link!  I’ve been looking to buy Common Myrtle, but it’s surprisingly hard to find.  Most places only sell the ‘Compacta’ variety, that is quite different.  A few retailers I found sell something with this name that is not actually this plant.  This is so strange – it’s such a wonderful plant!

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    jeffrycopejeffrycope
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    Where are you at, David? In the US? I know in the SE it’s fairly common – the famed Myrtle Beach strip comes from that.

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    davidgardendavidgarden
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    Yes! it’s a basic landscaping plant!  At my previous place I had several and found them really great for garden structure.  Now I’m in Northern CA – the nurseries here just don’t have it.  Which is strange because it would easily grow here in zone 9.  I’ve tried online sources too, no luck so far.

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    jeffrycopejeffrycope
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    I’m not from CA, but is seems Suncrest nurseries has the plant on its list of plants that it grows on their pdf about “plants for a thirsty state”. If I read it well, there’s the common variety, a variegated one, the compacta you mentioned and then a variegated compacta. Maybe try to give them a call and see which of their retail partners might have a plant for sale?

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    davidgardendavidgarden
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    Good idea to call them, I see they do have it on their list.  Thanks for your help!

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    jeffrycopejeffrycope
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    Hope you find it!

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