Myrica californica Pacific Wax Myrtle

  • Myrica californica,  Pacific Wax Myrtle
  • Myrica californica,  Pacific Wax Myrtle
  • Myrica californica,  Pacific Wax Myrtle
  • Plant type
    • Coniferous or Broadleaf Evergreen Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 2-3 ft., 1-2 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 8 ft., 8 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 18 ft., 15 ft.
 

Great Plant for Screening

This plant makes an excellent, attractive screen, growing up to 15 feet high and about as wide. It is marginally hardy in much of the northwest, but is worth the risk of cold die back in those maritime areas that have somewhat warmer microclimates than their inland neighbors. It tolerates salt spray, does well in both sun and shade, prefers peaty, slightly acid soils.

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