Luma apiculata at Insole Court

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Luma apiculata
early May 2017

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Luma apiculata
mid November 2018

Grid reference ST 15056 77713
Common name Chilean myrtle
Common name Arrayan
Origin S. Andes
Deciduous No
Status Wales Champion 2005
Height 4.5M May 2017
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 514

This tree on on the south facing, rear terrace, of the house.

Luma apiculata bark

Luma apiculata bark
mid April 2019

Luma apiculata foliage

Luma apiculata foliage
early May 2017

Luma apiculata leaf

Luma apiculata leaves
early May 2017

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Luma apiculata flowers
late September 2017

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Luma apiculata flower
late September 2017

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Luma apiculata flower
late September 2017

Luma apiculata fruit

Luma apiculata young fruit
late October 2017

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Luma apiculata ripening fruit
late November 2017

General tree description

Luma apiculata is a small to medium-sized tree, reaching up to around 15 metres tall, with a rounded, bushy shape. Its bark is orange-brown and peels off in patches revealing the white inner surface. It has dark green, fragrant leaves, small (25 by 15mm) and oval ending in a sharp point. In late summer and autumn there are solitary, white flowers 2cm in width. The fruits are small berries that ripen to dark purple or black.