Wax Myrtle

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This evergreen shrub provides excellent habitat and late-season food source for game birds like Bobwhite Quail and Turkeys. Though not a preferred food source for deer, the year-around cover it provides is nonetheless valuable. Native to much of the southeastern US, it is tolerant of full sun to medium shade and will slowly produce roots suckers that can create an open thicket. Adaptable to soils ranging from acidic to neutral, but it may not prosper on alkaline/limestone-based sites. It can handle periodic flooding and moist soil but when established it can also do great in drier sites. Individual plants can be either self-fertile or requiring partners to ensure pollination and fruit production, so we recommend planting several in close proximity to maximize the chances of pollination.

Myrica cerifera
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This evergreen shrub provides excellent habitat and is a late-season food source for game birds like Bobwhite Quail and Turkeys. Though not a preferred food source for deer, the year-around cover it provides is nonetheless valuable. Native to much of the southeastern US, it is tolerant of full sun to medium shade and will slowly produce root suckers that can create an open thicket. Adaptable to soils ranging from acidic to neutral, but it may not prosper on alkaline/limestone-based sites. It can handle periodic flooding and moist soil, but it can also do great in drier sites when established. Individual plants can be either self-fertile or requiring partners to ensure pollination and fruit production, so we recommend planting several in close proximity to maximize pollination chances.
Common Name Wax Myrtle
Scientific Name Myrica cerifera
Wildlife Value Cover, Fruit
Fruiting Requirements Best fruiting when planted in groups
Fruiting Time Late Summer - Fall
Size 3G

Zones

Vegetation Zone 7-9 Green
USDA Zone 7 - 9
Exposure Full sun to medium shade
Drought Tolerance Once Established Med

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