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Species: Pacific Wax Myrtle


Scientific Name: Myrica Califomica


Classification: Deciduous Shrubs

    


  


Description: The Pacific Wax Myrtle, also commonly known as the California Bayberry or Pacific Bayberry is a medium-sized evergreen shrub that will generally reach heights of up to 15 feet or up to 30 feet in the right conditions. It is native to the Pacific Northwest, including Southern British Columbia, Washington State, as well as Oregon and Northern California. Evergreen and bushy in nature, it makes excellent hedge material. Ideal growing in full sun to partial shade areas, however it will tolerate full shade areas as well as windy areas or areas of sandy soil. Its roots create nitrogen-fixing bacteria which allows the species to exist in less fertile soils. Leaves tend to be 3-4 inches in length, bright green in color throughout the spring months, turning to a darker green color in the late summer to fall months and are known to be aromatic. Small yellow flowers appear on both male and female trees in the late spring to early summer, which yield purple to black colored berries in the fall which are favored by birds and other local wildlife.


Site Conditions: The Pacific Wax Myrtle is tolerant of a range of soil conditions, including sandy soils and clay. It prefers moist soil, will tolerate wet soil conditions and is tolerant of seasonal flooding. Ideal growing in full sun to partial shade areas, however it will tolerate full shade areas as well.


Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery



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