Pacific Wax Myrtle

Myrica californica

A fast growing, coastal California native evergreen shrub that grows to form an upright, multi-trunking hedge. Foliage color ranges from bright to deep emerald green, and gives off a pleasant aroma when cut or crushed. Clusters of small yellow flowers bloom and accent the foliage during spring and into summer, followed by waxy purple berries. Fruits provide an important source of food for surrounding birds. Highly adaptable to pruning and training, a perfect selection for use as a natural windbreak, screen, or trimmed hedge.


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Pacific Wax Myrtle

Myrica californica
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15 gallon, 36"h x 30"w:5 gallon, 27"h x 22"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.