Luma apiculata



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Luma apiculata

Common Name: Chilean Myrtle, Temu, Soap-Bark Tree

A large evergreen shrub or small tree with a multi-trunking growth habit. Cinnamon-brown bark exfoliates to reveal white underneath. Aromatic, dark green leaves are rounded with acutely pointed tips. Small, white flowers are saucer-shaped with showy brush-like stamens. Blooms in summer. Blue-black fruits follow.

USDA Zone: Zones 9 - 11

Sunset Zone: Zones 16 - 22

Mature Height: 6 - 15 feet

Mature Width: 6 - 15 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate, Regular