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sweet gale

 
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Sweet gale
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young sweet gale shrub

Myrica gale

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 4.50 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade

 

Plant description:

This pleasantly scented, wetland shrub, has attractive foliage. Similar to the Pacific wax myrtle, but deciduous and smaller.

Keywords: birds, fire-resistant , upright