- Common Name(s):
- Southern waxmyrtle, Waxmyrtle
- Native Plants, Shrubs
Drought and salt spray tolerant; good screening plant; native to southeastern US; fixes atmospheric nitrogen; spreads by suckers; can be severely pruned. This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.
- 10-15 ft.
- Alternate, simple, glossy olive green leaves; 1.5-3 in. long; has bayberry candle fragrance
- Non-showy flowers; clusters of small, gray, globose fruit
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types: sand, clay, poor fertility
- Fine to medium
- Irregular, rounded dense shrub
- Sun to partial shade
- 8-10 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1674