Myrica cerifera

Southern Bayberry, Wax Myrtle

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 cerifera, Southern Bayberry, Wax Myrtle
This graceful evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub has slender, light green, smooth, leathery leaves. The small, grayish, waxy fall berries are used for candle wax.

Attributes - Myrica cerifera

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.

Related Plants

Myrica californica, Myrica pennsylvatica
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