About the Midyim Berry...
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One of the plants we chose for our Australian East Coast family is called the Midyim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis) or otherwise know as "Midgen" by the traditional caretakers of the land we are now on.
It was carefully selected because of its edible berries that birds and native lizards absolutely love, but also because of its flowers that bees and other insects are attracted to. We also wanted to find a native Australian plant that was hardy enough to encourage the people out there that are too busy or overwhelmed normally to have any kind of garden because let's be honest, maintaining a garden can be a lot of hard work!
The idea behind this was to help encourage people to spend more time in their gardens and to connect with the natural world while also helping our precious wildlife.
Planting Your Seeds..
- Find a seeding tray, few small pots or a space of garden
- Fill with soil from the ground or for best results potting mix/compost treated soil.
- Place each seed around a centimetre beneath the top of the soil
- Water immediately and continue watering every 1-2 days
- After 2-4 weeks you should see the beginning of your Midyim Berry plants!
This hardy native Australian perennial is found up and down the East Coast of Australia from northern NSW to Southern QLD. Often found quite close to the beach means it can tolerate rather windy conditions in quite sandy soils. This low spreading shrub has a dense evergreen foliage with beautiful burgundy new growth. Flowers from early summer with small white star-shaped flowers that will attract bees, butterflies and other insects. The Midyim then bears delicious edible small white purple-speckled berries throughout late summer to early autumn. Thriving best in full sun it also tolerates part shade but may not produce as many berries.
Please note : This plant is not legally allowed to be sent or taken to SA or WA.
Suitable for full-sun
Suitable for part-shade
Suitable for pots
Dimensions: height 50-100cm, width 150cm
Tolerates sandy soils
Fruits from year 1 onwards
Attracts bees & insects
Suitable for hedging/screening
Relatively free from pests or diseases
Further Care Information...