Myrica pensylvanica

£2.50

Northern bayberry, wax myrtle. A medium deciduous shrub from North America, possibly naturalised in S.England; grows to 3 m (10 ft) high. The leaves and fruits are used as a flavouring; the root bark and leaves are used medicinally. The waxy covering of the fruit can be melted off and used to make aromatic candles and soaps. A green dye is obtained from the leaves. 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 -40°C. Stratification: dewax+CS13. Number of seeds: 20.

20 in stock

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Northern bayberry, wax myrtle. A medium deciduous shrub from North America, possibly naturalised in S.England; grows to 3 m (10 ft) high. The leaves and fruits are used as a flavouring; the root bark and leaves are used medicinally. The waxy covering of the fruit can be melted off and used to make aromatic candles and soaps. A green dye is obtained from the leaves. 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 -40°C. Stratification: dewax+CS13