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Pacific Wax Myrtle | Myrica californica

Pacific wax myrtle is a broadleaf evergreen shrub with long narrow leaves. It blooms small inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in early spring and produces dark purple- black spherical berries in the fall that attract a variety of birds.


Plant Details

Habitat NotesTypically grows on coastal dunes, moist slopes, streambanks, and canyons
Mature Height10-30'
Shade Preferencefull sun, part shade
Soil Tolerancemoist to wet well-drained soil
Special UsesServes as a great windbreak and attracts birds