WAX MYRTLE

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COMMON NAME
Wax Myrtle
Bayberry
Candleberry
BOTANICAL NAME
Myrica cerifera
HEIGHT 15′
WIDTH 10′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 30 years
COLD TOLERANCE 0° F
SOIL TYPE Wet or dry
DROUGHT TOLERANCE
Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Full sun to part shade
FLOWER Slim, cylindrical male
and female flowers. Male
flowers have three or four
stamens, and are surrounded
by short bracts.
MONTH OF COLOR
Late Winter to Spring
FRUIT Late Summer to Fall.
Female trees produce drupes
of small, round, waxy, white,
slightly blue tinted fruits.
Inedible.
COMMENTS Great large shrub
for privacy or used as a medium
hedge. Grows 2’+ every year.
Leaves have a spicy, lemony,
aroma when crushed. The bark
is thin, smooth, and gray-brown,
almost white. Fruit is a food
source for many birds.
PRICE 15 gallon $75,
7 gallon $25, 3 gallon $13