Mountain Ash - Notes

Pyrus Aucuparia, a graceful small deciduous tree with brilliant berries. Ordinary soil.

Muehlenbeckia - Notes

Complexa and varians are offered and are suitable for growing on walls, but they are of little importance. Sandy loam.

Mulberry - Notes

See Morus.

Myricaria - Notes

See Tamarix.

Myrica - Notes

The species cerifera is the Candleberry Myrtle, so called because candles were once made from the berries; and Gale is the Sweet Gale or Bog Myrtle, which is pleasantly scented and does well at the waterside. Cerifera grows up to twenty feet high, Gale about four feet; it is a twiggy, deciduous shrub with brownish inconspicuous flowers. Moist peat.

Myrtus - Notes

Myrtle. See Chapter 18. There are several species, but the Myrtles grown in gardens are nearly all varieties of communis, which has white flowers in July; and there are many of them, including narrow-leaved (angustifolia), slender-leaved (tenuifolia), orange-leaved, Thyme-leaved, Rosemary-leaved and variegated. The Myrtles are generally grown for their fragrant evergreen foliage. They are best grown against walls and protected in winter. Loam and leaf mould.