Morella cerifera

Wax Myrtle

  • Family: Myricaceae
  • Form: Multi-stemmed, evergreen shrub or small tree, reaching 5-20 ft.
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, serrate along apex, aromatic
  • Stem/Bark: Multiple, suckering, grayish, smooth
  • Flower: Brownish, small axillary catkins, inconspicuous
  • Fruit: Drupe, appearing in dense clusters along stems, grayish-blue, small and waxy
  • Comments: A dwarf form is available in the trade. Formerly called Myrica cerifera.
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link

    Wikipedia Link
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