This symmetrical broad leaf evergreen tree produces a unique hardwood that
varies in color from a deep, rich brown to satiny gray,
red and even yellow. It is a favorite of craftsman and collectors.
Myrtle demands rich, moist valley soil to attain its finest
development. There, the tree, can attain over 100 feet in height and more than 5 feet in diameter. The glossy leaves, when crushed, give out a powerful, camphor-like scent, pungent and spicy. The leaves can be used as bay
leaf in cooking.
Colorful, tough and durable, a wide range of items are crafted using myrtlewood, furniture such as chairs and grandfather clocks to salad bowls, cutting boards and jewelry.