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Pacific Wax Myrtle

Myrica californica

Pronunciation: MIR-i-ka kal-ih-FOR-nik-uh)
SKU #06213
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This fast growing, versatile native shrub adds vertical interest and shade to the landscape with little care. Ideal natural windbreak, screen or clipped hedge. Clean, glossy foliage is accented by purple fruit, a valued food source for birds. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring to summer
Mature Size Fast growth to 20-30 ft. tall, 10-20 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
STYLE
Landscape Use Privacy Screen
Design Ideas A top choice for windswept coastal gardens, use this elegant shrub to block harsh winds or an unsightly view. Plant in large groupings to create a tall screen or a formal, manicured hedge. Plant as a foundation shrub to create a formal backdrop in shrub borders or feature as an accent in a perennial bed. This evergreen shrub is highly drought tolerant in coastal gardens when established, making it perfect for hillsides and minimal care gardens.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
CARE
Care Provide full sun in coastal areas, afternoon shade inland. Highly adaptable. Tolerates wet soils if well-drained, and drought conditions when established. Best appearance with regular watering or deep soakings during extended hot spells.
HISTORY
Lore The leaves of Myrica californica have a spicy aroma that can be used like bay leaves to season food, hence the plant is often referred to as California Bayberry.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.