Luma also known as Chilean Myrtle or Arrayán is a close relative of the Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) and the resemblance is obvious. Here in the pacific northwest, it will eventually reach 15′ in height. When young, the plant is often shrubby, but grows at a reliable pace. Once the plant begins to become upright, the bark on the trunk sheds and peels in an ornamental display of red, orange, brown, and white. The white flowers are followed by blueberry sized, and colored fruit that are edible and delicious. Evergreen!