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