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Lophomyrtus x ralphii 'Lolita'

Common Name:
New Zealand myrtle
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Myrtaceae (The Myrtle Family)
Geographic Origin:
New Zealand
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 8 feet+
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
'Lolita' resulted from a mutant or simply reverting shoot of the dwarf Lophomyrtus 'Lilliput'. It is more like typical Lophomyrtus x ralphii in growth but still has relatively small leaves, bronze in new growth. It is a most attractive shrub in its own right, with neatly paired branches and slender stems. Small white flowers with the brushes of stamens typical of the myrtles appear in summer. Sun or light shade, well drained soil, moderate watering. Probably best near the coast. Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.