Twisted Myrtle (Myrtus communis ‘Boetica’)


Twisted Myrtle

Myrtus communis ‘Boetica’

Twisted Myrtle ‘Boetica’, we love to plant them for their rich dark green foliage and twisting branch structure that complements a wide range of architectural structures and for its use as an excellent privacy hedge. Myrtus communis ‘Boetica’ is from the Mediterranean and offers a pleasant aroma when bruised or brushed against the leaves! Its small white starburst flowers are also highly aromatic, so if you’re looking to fill the air with a pleasant aroma, you’ll love this plant. It’s an evergreen and it’s also prized by both homeowners and landscapers alike for its low litter and lack of thorns!

Once established, Twisted Myrtle is very drought tolerant and will have low to moderate watering needs. It’s a very low maintenance plant that is very heat tolerant and cold hardy, so it’s a great choice for Southern California homeowners looking to bring some appealing greenery into their landscape. It loves to grow in full sun to partial shade exposures and its unique branching structure creates interest no matter where it’s planted on a landscape. We love to plant them around swimming pools and they also make an excellent patio plant, too! It can be trimmed as a topiary and creative pruning leads to successful results. This Myrtus communis is sure to add curb appeal and value to any property!

Twisted Myrtle has a moderate growth rate and is versatile enough that it can be grown in large containers as a focal point, used as a screen, or as a character accent. Palm Paradise loves to plant them any way our customers want. We have been growing the best quality trees and plants for over 20 years. We take pride in our growing process – ours are only grown from premium quality specimens, so we can assure their quality is the best you’ll find anywhere!

  • Hardy evergreen shrub
  • Cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean
  • Very low maintenance plant
  • More upright growing compared to others in its genus
  • Pleasant aromatic flowers
  • Brushing up against the leaves offers a nice aroma


Medium to large shrub use as hedge, character accent and in large containers as focal point

Very unique branching structure creates interest

Cold Hardy

Full sun