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.

myrica californica © Las Pilitas Nursery
myrica-californica © SevenOaks Native Nursery
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  • myrica californica © Las Pilitas Nursery
  • myrica-californica © SevenOaks Native Nursery
  • myr-cal wikimedia by Daderot

Plant Details

Habitat:

Typically grows on coastal dunes, moist slopes, streambanks, and canyons
Mature Height:
10-30'
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
moist to wet well-drained soil
Special Uses:
Serves as a great windbreak and attracts birds