Southern Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera

SKU
06214
The glossy, olive-green, aromatic foliage is reminiscent of bayberry candles. Clusters of waxy, bluish gray berries persist through winter. Has attractive bark and tends to develop multiple stems. Excellent screen or specimen. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationMIR-i-ka Cer-IF-er-a
Average Size at MaturityShrub or small tree 12 ft. tall and 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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