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Common Myrtle over winter

Hello all, quick question.
I have a common Myrtle tree potted in my patio. Will it be ok left out in a South Wales winter?

I've read a few things, ranging from it will endure up to -10 degrees to must be bought in a greenhouse (which I don't have by the way)

Thanks in advance for any help

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,583
    I've had one in my Essex garden for many years.
    It usually comes through winter without any problem, but the mini-beast from the east we had at the start of this year did cause a lot of frost damage. I cut that out and it's fine.
    If you can move it somewhere sheltered where it wont get biting winds blowing through it I think it'll be ok - just somewhere to protect it from the worst of the winter weather
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  • JessicaSJessicaS East Midlands, UKPosts: 562
    Ive got a little 3/4 year old one in a sheltered spot, its never dropped below -10 here but its quite happy in all weathers there, so I agree somewhere out of winter wind, maybe top up pot with some fresh mulch and should be fine.
  • Thanks for your help both, I did forget to say it's not that old, only about 40cm tall.

    I can tuck it away in the corner behind a rosemary bush though for the winter.
  • Thanks for your help both, I did forget to say it's not that old, only about 40cm tall.

    I can tuck it away in the corner behind a rosemary bush though for the winter.
    Possibly sink the pot into the ground to protect the roots.
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