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Southern Waxmyrtle

A handsome evergreen shrub with wonderfully aromatic foliage. Clusters of waxy berries persist through winter and attract birds. Very effective as a screen or planted in large groups. Prune in late winter or early spring while still dormant. Prefers moist, humus-rich soil.

Companion Plants


Spreading Juniper

Yaupon Holly

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Southern Waxmyrtle

  • Botanical name

    Myrica cerifera

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 8 (10°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    10-15' (3-4.5 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use an all-purpose in spring

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Apply mulch

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • David S.'s collection