Dwarf variegated myrtle only grows to 2 feet, with very small leaves, only 1 inch, and beautiful creamy white variegation edging a sage green center. Leaves are very close together - the plant is very compact, making it a great choice for topiary. Shearing and pruning are fine for this plant - it can take lots of abuse and a small container. Evergreen, with small white blooms in the fall and small black berries. Grow in afternoon shade in hot locations, otherwise full sun in cooler locations.