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Myrica cerifera
Southern Waxmyrtle

Myrica cerifera - Southern Waxmyrtle


Southern Waxmyrtle is an evergreen shrub or small tree. Its leaves are fragrant when crushed and are an olive green color. If the plant is a female it will produce grayish white bayberry scented fruits that are covered with a wax which is sometimes used for candle making. The Southern Waxmyrtle makes for a good specimen, screen, small tree, or hedges and has a tolerance to drought, salt, sandy soils, wet soils, and some alkaline conditions. Myrica cerifera is a fast grower reaching a height of 15-20 feet tall and 15 feet wide so give it plenty of room to grow and spread. This plant is native to Texas.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6-9
Plant Use: Shrub
Exposure: Sun to Part Sun
Water Requirements: Medium to High

Good for sunny locationsGood for partly sunny locationsCan tolerate wet conditions.Texas Native Plant! the Nile

Sizes: #3, #5, #10, #25 Check Availability

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