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Tree File
Wax Myrtle
Myrica cerifera
Height:   15-20'
Width:   10-12'
Exposure:   Sun or Part Shade
Water:   Happy wet or dry
Hardiness:   USDA Zones 7-10
Pruning:   Remove suckers that grow from the base. Can be sheared to give a more formal shape

The wax myrtle is a beautiful native evergeen tree to the southeast. This popular plant has an attractive rounded form and is commonly used in landscaping as both a small tree or kept pruned as shrubs. Three features make the wax myrtle a popular ornamental: it has dense attractive evergreen foliage; it is a fast grower; and it responds well to pruning.

Wax myrtle is a vigorous and easy to grow plant that succeeds under a wide range of conditions. We use it to create wildlife-friendly screens and hedges that provide food and shelter that you'll enjoy as much as the local critters. This plant can be pruned and even sheared to encourage dense foliage and to maintain formal shapes. Untrimmed the trees have interesting open natural form that allows for enjoyment of the attractive irregular shapes of multiple trunks (prune away the numerous suckers that are produced to keep your wax myrtle from forming a thicket).

Wax myrtle is the perfect plant for stream banks and lakesides that are prone to intermittent flooding and drought due to fluctuation of water levels. Wet or dry this talented plant is always happy and looking fine.

  Tree List  
  Arborvitae 'Green Giant' Loropetalum Tree
  Bald Cypress Magnolia
  Banana Tree Maple
  Cedar 'Deodora' Oaks
  Cherry, Flowering Palms
  Crape Myrtle Tree Pine
  Cryptomeria 'Yoshino' Purple Leaf Plum
  Cypress 'Carolina Sapphire' Redbud
  Dogwood Riverbirch
  Elm Tea Olive Tree
  Gingko Vitex Tree
  Holly Trees Wax Myrtle Tree
  Indian Hawthorne Tree Weeping Willow
  Japanese Maples Wisteria Tree
  Ligustrum Tree Zelkova
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