North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Wax Myrtle, Myrica cerifera

  • Evergreen
  • Native to: NC Coastal Plain
  • Hardiness Zone: 7-10
  • Growth Rate: moderate
  • Mature Size: 20'-40' tall, fairly upright
  • Moisture Requirements: prefers moist soils
  • Exposure: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: prefers sandy soils
  • Wildlife Benefits: many species love the berries
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $12
       Wax Myrtle Leaves

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Wax Myrtle Berries

Photos courtesy of Will Cook