made in britain
can be personalised
In ancient mythology the Myrtle tree is known as the Tree of Love so it's the perfect gift to celebrate a special occasion!
This beautifully wrapped Myrtle tree (Myrtus communis) has dainty aromatic leaves all year and white flowers which blossom with a wonderful, sweet fragrance. In autumn its spicy-sweet, edible berries ripen and they can be steeped in alcohol to make the traditional (and delicious!) liqueur called Mirto.
A gift card with your message also includes the story of the Myrtle tree's ancient symbolism and a full care guide. You can also personalise your tree gift with a brass tree plaque inscribed with your message (see images).
All our trees are organically nurtured in The Present Tree's gardens. We never, ever use harmful chemicals, just an organic blend that's wonderful for you, your tree and our planet. So when you place your order a gorgeous Myrtle will be carefully selected by our devoted gardeners before being beautifully wrapped in organza and freshly delivered in its luxury parcel.
Your Myrtle tree is growing in an organic pot filled with top-notch compost, so no green fingers are required, just add natural daylight and water. We have added special nutrients to your tree’s compost to create the perfect balance of nourishment. This organic goodness will slowly release into the soil to ensure your tree continues to flourish.
In a few weeks, plant your Myrtle, still in its organic pot, in a large flower pot (one with holes so excess water can drain away) or plant in a sunny spot in the garden. It will happily thrive in any garden and also looks fabulous on a balcony or in a cool conservatory. The Myrtle tree can tolerate temperatures as low as -1C.
All The Present Tree's products and packaging are 100% biodegradable, compostable or recyclable. Your parcel travels in a clear eco bag so the couriers and recipients are aware a living tree is inside it and must be opened as soon as possible.
The luxury parcel is 55cm high and 15cm diameter. The total height of this Myrtle is 40-45cm. It is quite happy to be lightly pruned in early spring and will reach a height of 2 metres in 10 years, if allowed to grow naturally.