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Myrica cerifera

Common Name(s):
Southern waxmyrtle, Waxmyrtle
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

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.

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, glossy olive green leaves; 1.5-3 in. long; has bayberry candle fragrance
Flower:
Non-showy flowers; clusters of small, gray, globose fruit
Zones:
7b-11
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types: sand, clay, poor fertility
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Irregular, rounded dense shrub
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Width:
8-10 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1674

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Forest and Kim Starr
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