Myrica californica

Pacific Wax Myrtle, Pacific Bayberry

Grow these evergreen and deciduous shrubs and small trees for their aromatic foliage and grayish or purple fruits. They like temperate and warm climates. Some species have edible fruit. Others are used to make wax. Grow in lime-free soil.
Myrica californica, Pacific Wax Myrtle, Pacific Bayberry
This popular shrub or small tree is grown for its dark green, year-round foliage. Train as a multi-trunked shrub or single-trunked tree, or clip as a hedge. Drought-tolerant along the coast. Give some water and protect from hot afternoon sun in drier, warmer, inland locations.

Attributes - Myrica californica

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.

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Myrica cerifera, Myrica pennsylvatica
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