Myrica californica

£2.50

Californian wax myrtle / bayberry. A large evergreen shrub from California; grows to 9 m (30 ft) high. The leaves are used as a flavouring and made into a tea. The waxy covering of the fruit can be melted off and used to make aromatic candles and soaps. Makes a good informal hedge; also a bee plant. A good nitrogen-fixing understorey plant. Dioecious; likes a moist, acid or neutral soil and tolerates considerable shade; hardy to -15°C. Stratification: dewax+CS4. Number of seeds: 10.

Out of stock (A selection of warm-weather plants will be available June 2022. All other trees and perennials will be orderable from late July, for autumn/winter delivery)

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Californian wax myrtle / bayberry. A large evergreen shrub from California; grows to 9 m (30 ft) high. The leaves are used as a flavouring and made into a tea. The waxy covering of the fruit can be melted off and used to make aromatic candles and soaps. Makes a good informal hedge; also a bee plant. A good nitrogen-fixing understorey plant. Dioecious; likes a moist, acid or neutral soil and tolerates considerable shade; hardy to -15°C. Stratification: dewax+CS4