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 Preference
Soil Tolerance moist to wet well-drained soil
Special Uses Serves as a great windbreak and attracts birds
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