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    • Appearance: Sweet gale is a deciduous shrub that typically grows to heights of 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters). It has simple, elliptical leaves that are dark green above and lighter below, with a glossy appearance. The leaves emit a pleasant fragrance when crushed.

    • Habitat: Myrica gale is often found in wetlands, bogs, and along the margins of lakes, ponds, and streams. It thrives in areas with acidic, peaty soils and is well adapted to waterlogged conditions. Its ability to grow in wet areas makes it an important component of these ecosystems.

    • Aromatic Qualities: One of the most notable features of sweet gale is its aromatic foliage. When the leaves are crushed or bruised, they release a pleasant scent that is often described as spicy, resinous, or reminiscent of bay leaves. Because of its aromatic qualities, sweet gale has been historically used for various purposes, including as a natural air freshener and in herbal remedies.

    • Traditional Uses: Indigenous peoples and early settlers in North America and Europe have used sweet gale for various medicinal and practical purposes. It has been employed as a remedy for a range of ailments, such as digestive issues and colds. Additionally, the leaves and twigs have been used for smoking, and the aromatic properties have made it a component in brewing and flavoring beverages like beer and mead.

    • Wildlife Habitat: Sweet gale provides important habitat and food sources for wildlife. The shrub's dense growth and wetland habitats offer shelter for birds and mammals, and the fruits are eaten by a variety of animals, including waterfowl and songbirds.

  • SPREAD 80-100 CM
  • HEIGHT 125-125 CM

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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