Wax Myrtle

Myrica Wax Myrtle

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Myrica cerifera
Also known as: Southern Barberry

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Product Description

Myrica cerifera
Also known as: Southern Barberry


Native Wax myrtle is an easy to care for, fast growing, dense evergreen ornamental shrub or small tree with aromatic olive green leaves when crushed. Use as a wildlife friendly screen or hedge that provides excellent high energy food source for birds in the winter, attracting and holding migratory warblers among others.

Fruit: Pale blue waxy, on females only, fall and winter

Wildlife benefits: Fruit eaten by tree swallow, bluebird, catbird, red bellied woodpecker, brown thrasher, white­eyed vireo, Carolina chickadee, myrtle warbler, and many other species of birds.

Companion Plants: Sweetbay, post oak, yaupon, sparkleberry, inkberry, beautyberry, swamp azalea Butterfly larval host: Redbanded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops

Other Uses: insect repellent, aromatic when leaves are crushed, candle wax


Yearly Foliage: Evergreen shrub


Hardiness Zone: 5-9


Light: Full sun, partial shade


Mature Growth: 7-10 feet tall – 15-20 feet wide – Spacing 20 feet


Soil: wet to dry (xeris uplands) Salt tolerant


Blooms: March – May


Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees


Larval Host Plant for: Red Spotted Purple butterfly

Plant Size when available: 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon

Additional Information

Weight 7 lbs
Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon

WE ONLY SHIP to the following states due to agriculture restriction & quarantine rules.
AL, AK, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV & WI