Myrica gale - Bog Myrtle
Myrica gale - Bog Myrtle
Myrica gale - Bog Myrtle
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Myrica gale - Bog Myrtle

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Myrica gale An attractive, under-utilized shrub of merit. The handsome long tongues of leaves are blue-green on tawny stems within the outline of a low rounded / mounded shrub. You'll know why one of its common names is Sweet Gale if you crush the foliage - very fragrant and delightful. Also known as Bog Myrtle this fine, under-utilized shrub will form a handsome mass planting in any constantly moist to wet soil. It would be well-used as a colonizer at pond's edge where sight lines may be important. It's a natural bug repellent and has several culinary possibilities one of which is that the dried berries are used as spice.

  • Type: Shrub
  • Native
  • Zone: 2-6
  • Height: 22-48 Inches
  • Spread: 22-48 Inches
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Flower: Red
  • Bloomtime: Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Foliage: Blue-green, Fragrant if crushed
  • Water Needs: Moist
  • Other: Pond, Bog, Wetland, Hedge, Wetland Reclamation, Medicinal / Herbal, Natural Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Massing, Marginal, Salt Tolerant