Myrica cerifera ‘Don’s Dwarf’ Dwarf Waxmyrtle

Southern Waxmyrtle is an evergreen shrub or small tree. Its leaves are fragrant when crushed and are an olive green color. Myrica cerifera ‘Don’s Dwarf’ is a dwarf form of the species, a Don Whiddon selection, and has a very full and dense growth habit and gets only 4-6′ tall and 4-6′ wide. This Waxmyrtle selection has smaller leaves thatn the species and shows more resistance to leaf spot. The Dwarf Waxmyrtle makes for a nice hedge especially if massed and has a tolerance to drought, salt, sandy soils, and wet soils.

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