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Pacific wax myrtle

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Pacific wax myrtle fruit
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Pacific wax myrtle foliage Pacific wax myrtle

Myrica californica

Evergreen Shrub

Height: 15 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

Native to southwest Washington coast. Makes an excellent evergreen hedge. Can be pruned. Attractive foliage. Fruits are eaten by wildlife. Grows best with some sunlight, it will still grow in almost full shade.

Keywords: birds, broad, broad leaf (evergreen), drought tolerant, fire-resistant , fruit, upright

Articles that mention this plant: Deer resistant plants

Plans that use this plant:Moist, sunny, Wet, part shade, Wet, shady