Scientific Name: Myrica californica Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:California wax myrtle, Pacific wax myrtle Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:MyricaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense, Twiggy
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 7 - 10m
Origin: U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Distinctive smell, Lanceolate, Serrulate
Flowers: Floriferous, Green-yellow, White, Purple, Red, May- Jun
Fruit: Drupe, Purple, Black, Nov
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Screening, Tall background, Wildlife food
Key ID Features:Shrub multi-stemmed, about 4 m tall; leaves dark green, aromatic, oblanceolate, alternate up the stem to terminal clusters, about 6 cm long; flowers in short spikes or catkins, April to July; fruit 1 cm wide, slightly waxy purple berry clusters, at nodes, Sept-October.