The Pacific Wax Myrtle (Myrica californica) is a beautiful and versatile shrub that is native to California. It grows in a variety of habitats, from coastal bluffs to inland valleys, and is one of the most popular shrubs in the state. The Pacific Wax Myrtle is an evergreen shrub that can reach up to 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It has an upright, spreading form with glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers that bloom from spring to summer.
The flowers are followed by small, waxy, gray-blue berries that are attractive to birds and other wildlife. The Pacific Wax Myrtle is an excellent choice for a hedge, privacy screen, or windbreak. It is also a great choice for erosion control on slopes and banks.
The Pacific Wax Myrtle is a low-maintenance shrub that is drought tolerant and easy to care for. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is also relatively pest and disease resistant. Pruning is not necessary, but can be done to maintain the desired size and shape. The Pacific Wax Myrtle is available from HH Plant Nursery for $29.99. This is a great value for a beautiful and versatile shrub that will provide years of enjoyment in your garden.