Scientific Name: Myrica gale
Common Name: bog myrtle, sweet gale
Family Name: Myricaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - eastern, Europe, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Native planting, Reclamation, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Spiraled, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Oblanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Brown, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Drupe, Yellow, Green-yellow, Brown, Sep, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, 2-5cm long, wider and toothed towards the apex; stipules absent.