Wax Myrtle

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Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera
Southern wax myrtle, Bayberry, Southern bayberry, Eastern bayberry, Candleberry, Tallow shrub
20

30 feet
10

12 feet
Southeastern U.S.
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; evergreen, with wispy, fragrant olive-green leaves, insignificant flowers, and waxy gray bayberries that can be used to make candles. Wax myrtle makes a great fast-growing evergreen screen, but be careful not to overwater during establishment, or it may grow sloppy and weak. Also available in a dwarf variety.

Maintenance

Occasional light pruning.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
20-30' H, 10-12' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
February, March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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