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Dwarf Wax Myrtle

Myrica pusilla

Pronunciation: MIR-i-ka
SKU #31218
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This highly adaptable, low, spreading shrub features soft, fine-textured, aromatic leaves with a scent reminiscent of bayberry candles. Much like the larger wax myrtle, it produces profuse dark silvery-blue berries on female plants. An excellent pruned hedge, screen or specimen. Provides good erosion control. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide, slowly spreading.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge, Privacy Screen
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Dogwood (Cornus); Sedge (Carex); Bee Balm (Monarda); Forsythia (Forsythia); Turtlehead (Chelone)
CARE
Care Thrives in sandy, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; will tolerate wet soils if well-drained and moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.
HISTORY
Lore The white waxy coating on the small fruits produced on female plants is often used for candle making.

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