Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera


Member Price: $69.95

Wax Myrtle
Wax Myrtle
Wax Myrtle

Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera

Price: $79.95

Member Price: $69.95

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The Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is a versatile and aromatic evergreen shrub native to the southeastern United States. This fast-growing plant is valued for its multiple uses in the landscape, including as a privacy screen, hedge, or wildlife habitat. Its fragrant foliage and attractive, waxy berries make it a unique addition to any garden.

The Overall Plant

The Wax Myrtle is a hardy, adaptable shrub that typically reaches a height of 10 to 15 feet, with a similar spread. It can be grown as a single specimen, in groups, or even as a small tree. The plant thrives in various soil types and can tolerate both wet and dry conditions, making it an excellent choice for challenging landscapes. The Wax Myrtle is also resistant to pests and diseases, and its dense branching structure provides valuable cover and nesting sites for birds and other wildlife.

The Foliage

One of the key features of the Wax Myrtle is its fragrant, olive-green foliage. The leaves are simple, lance-shaped, and have a pleasant, bayberry-like scent when crushed or brushed against. This aromatic quality makes the Wax Myrtle an excellent choice for planting near patios, walkways, or other areas where its fragrance can be enjoyed. In addition to its scent, the evergreen nature of the Wax Myrtle ensures year-round interest in the garden, providing a consistent backdrop for other plants.

The Flowers

While not particularly showy, the Wax Myrtle does produce small, inconspicuous flowers in the spring. These flowers are greenish-yellow and appear in catkin-like clusters along the branches. Although they may go unnoticed by many gardeners, the flowers do provide a subtle, early-season display and are an essential food source for pollinators like bees and butterflies.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 10-15 ft.

Mature width: 10-15 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 7-10