Fast Growing Evergreen Popular as a Hedge
Wax Myrtle evergreen shrubs can be grown as a small, multi-trunked tree or shrub. They are popular as a fast-growing privacy hedge. Wax Myrtles are tolerant of a wide variety of soil conditions.
|Mature Height||15-20 ft.|
|Mature Width||12-18 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full sun to light-shade|
|Soil Conditions||Tolerant of very poor and sandy soils|
|Grow zones||7 to 11|
|Botanical Name||Myrica cerifera|
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 11
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Wax Myrtle an evergreen?
Yes. Wax myrtle are a multi-trunked, fast growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub.
How tall do wax myrtle get?
Left unpruned, wax myrtle can quickly grow up to 20 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide.
Are wax myrtles poisonous for dogs?
No. According to the ASPCA, there are no parts of the wax myrtle considered toxic for dogs.
Can wax myrtle grow in shade?
Wax myrtle is a tough shrub that can handle most growing conditions, including shady areas. They will not grow as full in shady areas.
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