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Wax Myrtle
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  • Wax Myrtle
  • Wax Myrtle

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    Growing Zones: 7-10
    Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
    Mature Width: 15-20 ft.
    Sunlight: Full - Partial
    Spacing: 10 ft.
    Botanical: Myrica cerifera
    Cannot Ship to: AZ

    Easy to Grow, Dense Hedge


    • popular, low-maintenance evergreen
    • looks great in a hedge of three or five
    • one tough plant- grows in any soil

    The Wax Myrtle gives you a thick, fragrant hedge... perfect for property lines or roadside plantings. You see these all around town and in high-end neighborhoods.

    Durable and Easy to Grow Evergreen Hedge
    The sturdy nature of the Wax Myrtle makes it a good choice for tough spots. This is a US-native plant, so you know it will thrive in your yard. It's tolerant of a wide variety of soils including sandy soil.

    Disease Resistant- It'll Grow Almost Anywhere
    The Wax Myrtle is disease resistant and hardy from zone 4 all the way to 10. It's also tolerant of sea spray and drought, so it is a perfect plant for coastal gardeners.

    Easy to Maintain... Grows to a Manageable Size
    These plants will grow to about 15 feet in both height and width. This makes it an ideal hedge or dense border shrub. The leaves are a deep olive green with an oblong shape and the bark is a handsome grey. The berries have a bluish cast and appear only on the female plants (Both male and female are needed for berry production). The leaves have a spicy scent enjoyed by many gardeners.

    It's a Crafty Plant
    If you enjoy candle-making -- or you've always wanted to try your hand at this craft -- why not grow a plant in your own back yard that's a historical source of candle wax? Aptly named, the Wax Myrtle shrub's berries contain the secret ingredient -- a waxy coating that you can separate by boiling the fruit in water. This fragrant wax was used to make bayberry candles in Colonial times!

    Birds Love Wax Myrtle Berries!
    Wax Myrtle produces fruit clusters that contain thousands of berries. The wax-covered blue berries are favorite treats of around 40 bird species. If you're a backyard bird watcher, add Wax Myrtle to your plant list -- it's sure to attract species that you may have never seen before!

    Plant this handsome shrub anywhere you need a privacy screen or a haven for wild life.



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