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Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera

$39.95

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$5.95
-t- Planting Mix
Wax Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Wax Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
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-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Growing Zones: 7-11
(hardy down to 10℉)



Growing Zones 7-11
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Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Myrica cerifera

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, LA

Versatile Shrub or Ornamental Tree

Great as Shrubs
If a partition or screen is your objective, then Wax Myrtle performs flawlessly.  Its dense foliage and quick-growing nature lends itself to being an excellent choice for shrubs. Planted in multiples and shaped, they grow together to form a privacy hedge. Plant them in a row to define your property line, or to accent your front patio. If you have a back patio, or pool, they'll add a subtle touch of greenery around the areas to make the space feel comfortably luxurious.

Amazing Ornamentals
The Wax Myrtle is a fast grower - as much as 5 feet per year.  It will reach mature heights upwards of 20 feet with an equivalent spread. If you're looking for a beautiful and functional shade tree, this tree certainly fits the bill. With proper training, the Wax Myrtle also serves well as an accent tree. This plant's foliage and berries are pleasingly fragrant, making it a great addition to your outdoor living space. The fruit matures in the fall and remains throughout winter, attracting a multitude of birds.  Myrtle is 'green' in more ways than one, as it returns nitrogen to the soil and organically repels insects. 

Versatile and Not Finicky
The Wax Myrtle is a fabulous evergreen with a long list of positive attributes to its credit. The easy to grow plant is deer resistant, heat and drought tolerant.  Known for its adaptable nature, the Wax Myrtle will put up with moist or dry soil and even grows well in infertile soils, but you'll get a truly crowning specimen with a bit of proper watering and fertilizer. Wax Myrtles grow in either full sun or partial shade and enjoy quite a long lifespan. These plants are so trouble-free they practically take care of themselves.

Flowers and Berries
The Wax Myrtle blooms in the spring with tiny yellow-green flowers that are daintily aromatic. Female Myrtle's will bear fruit berries that grow in clusters and are green with an attractive bluish-white wax coating. That wax can be separated from the fruit in boiling water to make fragrant bayberry scented candles. If you are crafty and enjoy making candles, you'll never run out of projects if you have Wax Myrtles.  Even when you're not in the mood for crafts - just clip a few sprigs of this evergreen and place them around your closet or inside dresser drawers for a spicy hint of bayberry.  (You'll never buy another commercially-sold sachet again.)

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Plants arrived quickly and in fairly good condition.
I was disappointed in how much the plants were pruned back, for $40.00 per plant I was expecting them to be at least a two foot tall, they were barely one foot from the root crown. The plants are healthy but four out of the 20 purchased arrived with a lot of damage. I did not want to wait for new ones to be sent so I took the chance and planted them. Three seem to be doing well, I think one will not survive. I can't imagine there is not a plastic surround that can be used to minimize shipping damage. I believe this is a good company but if I had to do it again would try to find a local nursery.
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May 31, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
A hedge tree eve I can grow
Second time I purchased these. They grow very fast and need next to no care. I got the first batch one year ago. They are now over 7 feet tall. I bought more this year but couldn't get them planted for several weeks. Some look like they died but I planted them anyways, and now they look great.

This is my new favorite hedge tree.
May 23, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Not a good buy.
I was very disappointed with the wax myrtle plant.I cared for it according to the instructions.It lost most most of its leaves and barely survived.It has very little leaves or growth.They were much too expensive for the outcome .
May 16, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
rkridge
bought three..,were well packaged...followed planting instructions...but so far only one has survived...we did have a couple of days this past winter that were far colder than what we normally experience so that may have been a contributing factor...will still purchase from this company...
May 16, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Great in tree form
Very ardy. We have some unpredictable cold days. Smell good with berries. Love them in tree form. These are four years old.
In tree like form.
In tree like form.
May 14, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
We planted 5 of these last year and all 5 are thriving and have almost tripled in size! We are very pleased!
May 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
REPELS FLEAS!!
WE LIVE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, WITH "SUGAR" SAND, A FINE SANDY ACIDIC SOIL THAT DOESN'T ABSORB WATER QUICKLY. FLEAS FROM ANIMALS, BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS LOVE IT. WAX (OR WILD) MYRTLE REPELS THOSE FLEAS LIKE MAGIC. MY DADDY TRANSPLANTED ABOUT THREE DOZEN SMALL BUSHES FROM THE WOODS IN 1961 (WE ARE VERY RURAL IN POLK COUNTY) AND WITHIN THREE TO FIVE YEARS WE HAD A NINE-FOOT+ PRIVACY HEDGE. THESE BUSHES SEND UP SELF-GENERATING SHOOTS THAT FILL IN EMPTY SPACES, 30 YEARS LATER IT WAS STILL A GORGEOUS HEDGE OVER 20 FEET HIGH! HE TRIMMED THEM YEARLY AND USED MONTHLY APPLICATIONS OF NITROGEN RICH FERTILIZER DURING ITS GROWING SEASON. I WAS SO PLEASED TO FIND THIS WEBSITE BECAUSE I WILL BE PURCHASING SEVERAL FROM HERE, AS WE ARE MOVING TO EASTERN TENNESEE NEXT YEAR.
October 30, 2017
pleased in knoxville
was delivered in great shape very healthy. looked like a bush but am trimming out branches to grow as a tree.Growing very well!!
October 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Dissatisfaction
2 stars because it arrived fast unfortunately, the 3 gallon plant was tiny with a lot of broken stems. This would take at least 2 years to grow fence height its so small. In addition to being dissapointed about the product i recieved, i have to pay shipping cost to return the item. No more online tree shopping for me. Lesson learned. Thanks for wasting my time and taking my money.
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October 19, 2017
AL
Purchased
1 year ago
New Growth is Comng On
About6 weeks after planting the wax myrtle new growth is looking good. I bought these plants for a privacy screen between my home and a new, large apartment complex. It is too early to tell how the plants will work for privacy. Our home is about 200 miles from the Texas coast, but we did get 8 to 10 inches of rain from Harvey and had some flooding of our yard from the apartment construction. The excess water didn't even effect the wax myrtle.
September 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Wax Myrtle


Wax Myrtle Planting Diretions

The Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is a semi-evergreen with a growth rate of 3-5 feet per year. It is a dense, fast growing shrub that can be planted in multiples to achieve a privacy hedge or can be formed into a small tree with the proper pruning and training.  Grayish-white berries attract birds throughout the winter months and are also used in addition to the wax on the leaves to make candles. Small yellow-green flowers will bloom in the spring giving off an aromatic scent.

Seasonal Information:  Hardy for zones 7-11, the Wax Myrtle does well in warmer climates.

Selecting a location: Wax Myrtles prefer well draining, slightly acidic soils, but will adapt to just about any soil type. If you’re located near a beach, this makes for a great tree as it is tolerant to sea spray. Select a location where where it will receive full to partial sunlight and where the roots will not be disturbed.

Planting Directions:
1) Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root system.
2) Place the tree in the hole and back fill it with your sandy, well-draining, slightly acidic soil. If you have clay soil, try amending it with sand, stone, perlite or fine potting soil.
3) Tamp the soil down as you back fill the hole to cut back on any air pockets from forming.
4) After planting, be sure to give your Wax Myrtle tree a deep watering for about 5 minutes. Mulching around the tree will help insulate the roots and keep your plant warm in the colder winter months as well.

Watering: Wax Myrtles do best when watered around the drip line every 10-14 days.  Avoid over watering your tree which will cause the leaves to wilt, turn brown and can even lead to root rot. As a rule of thumb, if the soil is moist 2-3 inches down, avoid watering your tree until it’s dry.

Fertilization: Wax Myrtles generally do not require very much fertilizing. If you do fertilize, avoid anything with an excessive amount of nitrogen as this will encourage lots of new growth but will require a more regular pruning regiment.

Pruning: When growing your Wax Myrtle as a hedge, minimal pruning is required to maintain a desired shape. Be sure to do any pruning in early spring before new growth starts. When the shrub is young, it can be trained into a tree-form by choosing the largest and strongest stem (or stems if you’d prefer a multi-trunk tree) and prune all other stems to ground level. Additional pruning will be needed each year to remove any lateral branches that grow off of any of the main stems that are within 4 feet of the ground. Also be sure to remove any suckers that grow out of the base of the tree as soon as they appear. Suckers can deprive the “alpha” portion of the tree of the necessary nutrients it needs to thrive.

Pests: Wax Myrtles do not have any serious common pests or diseases. You may see leaf spot but this is very rare. If you have soil with a higher pH, you may experience yellowing of the leaves. A soil test can help determine if this is an issue.

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Why did you choose this?
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low maintainance and fast growing
james n on Aug 12, 2018
Privacy plant with low maintenance, according to other customers.
Joe B on May 7, 2018
low maintainance and fast growing
james n on Aug 12, 2018
Hoping to create a quick privacy hedge between neighbor
K R on Jul 31, 2018
Privacy plant with low maintenance, according to other customers.
Joe B on May 7, 2018
Evergreen in SW Virginia. Deer don't bother them. Makes a great border at the edge of my yard
Vicky B on May 6, 2018
I was looking for a fast growing privacy hedge/tree that I can put between a canal and the back of my fnece in my back yard. This plant seems perfect because the soil is pretty sandy and not very good, and since it naturally repells insects...we get a lot of them because of the canal...this is a perfect barrier tree/shurb.
Brian L on Mar 25, 2018
I already have a few from you and I like them so much I wanted more.
Jennifer R on Mar 12, 2018
Low maintenance
Richard L on Feb 24, 2018
fast growing and evergreen
Nicola H on Feb 22, 2018
Fast growing and leaves year round.
Bruce H on Feb 21, 2018
a privacy hedge needed in a damp area
Patricia H on Feb 21, 2018
This tree had good reviews and my neighbor has one that is beautiful.
Jane G on Feb 19, 2018
Nitrogen fixer
Jessica D on Feb 12, 2018
Evergreen, fragrant, native.
Virginia R on Jan 27, 2018
for privacy hedges
Jasmine S on Jan 12, 2018
After reading several reviews and viewing multiple pictures online, we selected the Wax Myrtle to plant as a hedge along our back fence line. We like that this is fast growing, fragrant, bird friendly, and the 15-20ft height is ideal.
Amy T on Dec 26, 2017
I chose this tree because I love plants that remind me of the coast and these grow naturally at my states local beaches in South Carolina.
RANDALL T on Dec 22, 2017
I trained into a tree. It's a native plant where I live.
Kristi A on Dec 12, 2017
This tree attracts birds...also supposed to be a fast growing tree..
Paula jacobs J on Nov 3, 2017
For privacy, fast growing and something different in my yard
Janice M on Nov 1, 2017
Fast growing evergreen that can be trimmed to tree. To be used as green screen.
Barbara B on Oct 9, 2017
I lost two trees during Hurricane Irma and would like to replace that area with a quick growing shrub.
I also use Bayberry during the Yule season and am interested in having a quick supply.
Janet C on Oct 7, 2017
This plant was recommended as a good hearty plant that would thrive in most any soil/lighting situation, and it also provides a great privacy barrier between properties placed close together...!
Anna W on Sep 29, 2017
PREVIOUS PURCHASE AND INSECT REPELLENT
Philip C on Aug 1, 2017
to help create shade
Patricia B on Jul 9, 2017
height of 15-20 ft, evergreen, clean tree
Teresa P on Jul 3, 2017
Tree my goats are able to eat
Michelle P on May 20, 2017
Natural fast growing privacy hedge.
Sandra D on May 18, 2017
Chose these plants for their quick growth, durability and ability to grow well in containers.Also we live in a hillside development which has many deer.
Jason L on Apr 24, 2017
good shade and repeals fleas thank u
ernest h on Apr 20, 2017
native, privacy evergreen shrub
Miriam J on Apr 11, 2017
wanted an evergreen shrub, something easy to grow
Sharon H on Apr 10, 2017
Evergreen, fast growing, privacy screen
Deborah J on Apr 7, 2017
fast growing privacy hedge for our front yard. We live on a busy street and want to have coverage quickly. In addition, like the wax myrtle heartiness.
Jeffrey D on Mar 30, 2017
Privacy Quickly
Erin M on Mar 29, 2017
I already have wax myrtles and love them... as much as the birds, butterflies and bunnies do!! They are a natural screen... look much better than the wood fence and I so enjoy watching the wild life play in and out of them all year long .. since they are evergreen! I'm anxious to see if these come in as good shape as the reviews say... I will let you know if they do!
dina s on Mar 17, 2017
also have had these before but unfortunately they did not do well during the winter in So Utah and look like they're unlikely to recover. Great shrub for privacy, easy to trim, fast growing in TX, did not do well in UT which surprised me.
Cj U on Mar 5, 2017
I have been searching for the last seven years for candles with the Christmas smell of Bayberry, hopeful this is the answer.
I can make my own and enjoy the birds and a hedge.
Carol P on Mar 3, 2017
We have a couple Crepe Myrtles and they're nice to look at and easy to grow, so why not Wax Myrtles? AND they are "evergreen" so, yea!
Dennis M on Feb 12, 2017
needed a fast growing barrier, was intrigued by the bird attracting berry angle
greg W on Dec 31, 2016
Neighbor
Paul f on Oct 30, 2016
Using as accent tree with ground cover and blooming plants.
Carolyn T on Aug 9, 2016
Chose for birding and wildlife habitat.
Waltraud B on Aug 1, 2016
Privacy from neighbors
Erica M on Jul 19, 2016
I chose this tree as part of a mixed evergreen privacy hedge
Nancy L on Jul 2, 2016
Wanted evergreen plants. I live in California, and we can have beautiful landscaping all year round; so whenever I can I want to take advantage of that.
J. H. S on Apr 8, 2016
they are Evergreen and have a great natural shape
Chenaniah C on Feb 21, 2016
I grew up on the east coast and went bayberry picking every year. Although this tree is not the bayberry bush I am familiar with, it does have the same smell and grows well in drought tolerant areas.
Douglas G on Feb 10, 2016
Evergreen that can be shaped as a hedge or pruned as a tree!
Bigmachine on Jan 31, 2016
It is just what I was looking for, fast growing, great for my fence line for privacy and shade.
Jeanne M on Dec 29, 2015
privacy, evergreen, size
diane d on Nov 27, 2015
Hoping to create a quick privacy hedge between neighbor
K R on Jul 31, 2018
Evergreen in SW Virginia. Deer don't bother them. Makes a great border at the edge of my yard
Vicky B on May 6, 2018
Does the waxed myrtle stay green year round..do you recommend for Ohio??
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Wax Myrtles are evergreens, but Ohio is a little cold for them.
how are the roots of wax myrtle grow?
young h on Jun 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Wax Myrtle has a non invasive colonizing root system. The roots grow down and out slightly like a crown.
How far apart do I plant them?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Plant them about 5 feet apart for a privacy screen.
How is a wax myrtle trained to grow into a shade tree?
Sister on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Cut all but 3 of the strongest trucks to the ground. Decide how much of the top growth you’d like to remain as the tree’s canopy and cut all the branches below. Remove any interior branches that's crossing other branches or growing inward. Pinch about an inch of growth off the tips of the remaining branches to promote new growth. From the very bottom tie up the branches every 1 foot up until you reach the canopy. Cut any new growth that appears below the canopy, when they appear
Can this plant be used near the beach in Southern Florida, as a low maintenance narrow privacy hedge (4’ w by 20’-30’ h), with little need to keep re-hedging, planted in amended sandy soil, little direct sunlight, drought resistant winter & wet summers?
Mitra B on Jan 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Needs full sun to do its best. The more the sun light the taller, fuller and healthier it will be. Constant pruning needed to maintain a specific size.
is this tree toxic to pets if ingested?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is not part on the Wax Myrtle that is poisonous, even the berries.
Im looking for an evergreen tree to plant close to my porch on with western exposure. Can the wax myrtle be pruned to keep it at appropiate size 4-5 ft wide and 5-9 ft tall?
Brenda E on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, My tree is kept at about 4' wide and right now it's approximately 6' tall
I want to use this as a privacy screen - much like one of your reviews - to hide the house behind us! How far apart should they be planted? Not sure how many I need!
momchew3 on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 6 feet apart.
Can a wax myrtle survive in Denver, CO?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
I am interested in the shade and the berries. Will these trees produce berries? And do you need 2 trees to produce berries?
Cole H on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are Dioecious trees meaning they have male and female parts on the same plant.
Is this tree deer tolerant?
Jill B on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are deer resistant. Please keep in mind that if deer are hungry enough they will eat anything.
Are bees attracted to plant?
Natalie on Jun 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We have lots of bees in the yard but they don’t go near the wax myrtles.
Live in Oregon in Williameth valley. Does anyone know how well these will do? They will be used as a privacy screen.
Carole K on Apr 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
WHEN SHOULD WAX MYRTLE BE PLANTED IN GROWING ZONE 9 OR 9B ? I'm using multiple plantings in Palm Springs for a privacy hedge.
John L on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in Oakland in California. I bought wax myrtle in September 2014 and I planted it than in my garden. I think you should plant it immediately now and keep it moist and shaded with some cloth for few weeks until it get stabilize. Palm Springs is very hot in Summer, so if you don't do it in couple of weeks it might be just to hot for planting and I would wait until the Autumn time.
What type of fertilizer can you use on a wax myrtle?
Wayne C on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Here in South Florida because we're gardening in sand, I used manure and potting mix along with the Fast Growing Trees own shrub and hedge planting mix to plant the shrubs. Since then I have used all-purpose fertilizer, and the hedge is developing nicely.
Anyone from zone 7 where these are thriving? Live on Long Island NY and looking to buy!
PrettyLady60 on Oct 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live in Alexandria, VA. and I bought these 2 years ago. They werea good height but rather thin. However, there were times during thoseyears that I'd say "OMG!" especially this winter (2018) and all therain that we have had here. Now they are absolutely outstanding.In fact, the landscaper had to come and trim the hedges back 2-1/2 feetthe last week in September. I try to keep them no higher than 4 to 5feet high.A very good investment.I hope this helps.
Do they stay green all year?
Carolyn J on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Wax Myrtle is an EVERGREEN, which means it will retain its leaves year-round, if it is within the appropriate range of USDA growing areas.
Can this tree be kept potted as a patio tree?
Diana on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Although extremely versatile, was myrtle grows at such an astounding rate, that I would not recommend planting in a pot.
In just 3 years mine were 10-12 feet tall. I believe a pot would be too restrictive. Wax myrtle can be trimmed and shaped to shrub height and beyond. Mine are 18 ft in just 3 years. Beautiful! But a pot would not do it justice.
Does it have fragrance?
refael E on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not noticed any fragrance or scent.
Is this tree messy and is good for near a pool?
Art S on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We have a couple and they’re planted in a raised garden…they do not seem messy at all compared to a regular tree with leaves.
can i keep it trimed at 5 foot high year after year?
lenny on Aug 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can.
I live in central Maryland, I need privacy fast, could this shrub be the one!?
Laura on Mar 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Does southern wax Myrtle grow in a very wet soil? If not please recommend a shrub that is good for property line which has very wet soil. Something that I could plant and grows well and fast in wet soil. Thank you
Roya B on Feb 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in southern Louisiana and hunt ducks in the MARSH every winter. We use wax myrtles to brush our duck blinds with and even build boat blinds with these plants. They grow all over the marsh so each year we find them, hop on the bank, and cut/load our boats with them then bring the cuttings to our duck blind. We stick the cuttings into about two feet of water and they grow all year long.

Wax myrtles WILL grow in very wet conditions. I’m 100% confident in that statement.
Would this grow in Sacramento CA? It's the right zone (9b) but I'm not sure if it is too dry here for them?
Meredith W on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The wax myrtle is doing well - it just grows slower during drought and extreme heat. Seems to tolerate all of our weather extremes...
Can I grow wax myrtle in total shade?
Cynthia R on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would say no. I am not an expert and my tree is still quite young, but we have it in a place where it gets sun and shade part of the day and it is thriving.
How long does it take till full grown?
Elmer m on Oct 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rapid growth and can get quite tall and thick, depending on how happy it is with the location, light, water, and nutrition. Can be pruned as a tree shape or shaped as a shrub. As with most plants the first year is crucial and it might take a while to “get happy.” Mine are three years old and after a slow first year in suboptimal conditions they are now about 12 feet tall and thick.
If I want a thick hedge do I still need to plant the myrtle 5 ft apart?
Sharon T on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I cannot answer that as I only bought one.
Does it provide noise reduction from neighbors?
Natalie on Jun 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes, but took us two years to get that thick.
Is this a tree or a shrub? The pictures posted show it has a shrub and as a tree
Christine F on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Whats great about the Wax Myrtle is that it is very versatile. You can trim it to be a tree or make it a hedge form. It is also a fabulous evergreen.
Want to use it as a hedge under windows in front of house. Can I keep it trimmed to about 4ft high? How many would I need to cover a 12ft area?
Pam Y on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can prune them to your desired height.

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