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What does a wax myrtle tree look like?

A wispy, 6-12 ft., multi-trunked, evergreen shrub, southern bayberry or wax myrtle can reach 20 ft. in height. The light olive-green foliage has a spicy fragrance. Pale blue berries occur on female plants in the winter.

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Likewise, people ask, how do I identify a Myrtle wax?

Wax Myrtle or Southern Bayberry (Myrica cerifera) They are thin, often coarsely serrated along the apical margins and have tiny glands (dots) on both sides. The trunk is crooked and covered with grayish-white bark. Flowers are inconspicuous. Fruits are grayish blue, borne in dense clusters.

Additionally, is wax myrtle a tree? Growing wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) as an evergreen shrub or small tree is an excellent addition to the landscape. The wax myrtle tree or shrub is often used for a fast growing hedge or privacy screen and may be used singly as an attractive specimen plant in the yard.

People also ask, how fast do wax myrtles grow?

It grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet and 10 to 15 feet wide. The annual growth rate is 12 to 18 inches. The glossy, dark green foliage is followed by persistent, silvery gray berries that provide winter interest. Male and female plants are required for good fruit development.

Is wax myrtle the same as bayberry?

Myrica cerifera is a small evergreen tree or large shrub native to North and Central America and the Caribbean. Its common names include southern wax myrtle, southern bayberry, candleberry, bayberry tree, and tallow shrub.

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