or Part Shade
wet or dry
suckers that grow from the base. Can be sheared
to give a more formal shape
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.
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).
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.