You can shape and mold it however you please; this low-maintenance shrub will surprise you with its versatility and beauty. Its white flowers have a long tradition of walking brides down the aisle.
Native to Europe and North Africa, this shrub is vastly spread throughout the Mediterranean region and is currently grown worldwide. It occurs naturally in forests and woods, and in the wild, it can live up to 300 years.
It has a dense top and many branches, dark green leathery leaves, and its identification is made better through its white five-petaled flowers white many stamens. It bears berry-like dark blue fruit that resembles blueberries in shape and color. It flourishes in spring, from June to October.
This shrub can be used for fences or ornamental gardens and can be manipulated to become a bonsai. It is fast-growing at the beginning of its life and will slow down after a few years. It is low maintenance, and leaves can be crushed for a fragrant essential oil. This plant is also known for its medicinal and culinary applications.