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Wax Myrtle Tree Myrica cerifera

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Shrubs & Hedges

  • Wax Myrtle Tree
  • Wax Myrtle Tree
  • Wax Myrtle Tree
  • Wax Myrtle Tree

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Regular price $59.95 Sale price

  • 3 Gallon
  • 7 Gallon

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Product Details

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Myrica cerifera
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 7-11 outdoors
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      7-11 outdoors

Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

Product Description

Versatile Shrub or Ornamental Tree

Why Wax Myrtle Trees?

If a partition or screen is your objective, then the Wax Myrtle performs flawlessly. Its dense foliage and quick-growing nature lends itself to being an excellent choice for shrubs. Plant them in a row to define your property line, or to accent your front patio.

And the Way Myrtle'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. Plus, Myrtle is 'green' in more ways than one, as it returns nitrogen to the soil and organically repels insects.

Why is Better

For starters, the easy-to-grow Wax Myrtle 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. These plants are so trouble-free they practically take care of themselves.

But the best part is its strong history. You get rich foliage, tiny yellow-green flowers that are daintily aromatic in the spring and carefree benefits because we've nurtured our Wax Myrtles for a head start. When your Wax Myrtle arrives to your door, it's ready to grow effortlessly.

Our Wax Myrtles are grown with expert, loving care and are healthy and ready for quick shipment. Get your own Wax Myrtle today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: 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 (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and where the roots will not be disturbed.

When you're ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root system. Tamp the soil down as you back fill the hole to cut back on any air pockets from forming. 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.

2. Watering: Wax Myrtles do best when watered around the drip line every 10 to 14 days. As a rule of thumb, if the soil is moist 2 to 3 inches down, avoid watering your tree until it’s dry.

3. Fertilizing: Wax Myrtles generally do not require very much fertilizing. If you do fertilize, avoid anything with an excessive amount of nitrogen.

4. 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 pruning all other stems to ground level.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$124.99 $29.95

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Best Online Tree Nursery

Outstanding service, product and online shopping experience point to point. I have shopped and ordered from other vendors and ALL fall short in some form or another; you folks are the standard that the others should follow. Thank you!

Sylvia R.
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One Month After Planting

A little over a month ago we ordered these. They shipped sooner than the website predicted after checkout, which was awesome! One thing that threw me off though was the size. We ordered the three gallon, not realizing that nursery pot sizing is not consistent with actual measurements, and on top of that, they are not consistent from one nursery to another. We have a snake plant in a 1.91 gallon pot that is just about identical in size to these 3 gallon pots. So keep that in mind when ordering. The wax myrtles themselves are thriving very well, a month since we planted them. They all have grown, and appear to be very healthy. When they arrived, they were somewhat dry, to be expected, but looked like they'd have no problem bouncing back to life. The pots dumped a lot of their dirt into the packaging, but it was all recoverable. Overall, I am very pleased with these and will be ordering more. I have noticed a price increase since our order a little over a month ago though. Wax Myrtle Tree Wax Myrtle Tree Wax Myrtle Tree Wax Myrtle Tree Review
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I recommend this product

They arrived in great condition! Put them into the ground quickly & do fat so good!!

Rebecca T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Plants arrived far more healthy than expected. They've been in the ground about a week now and seem to be doing well.

Thomas M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Believer in FastGrowing Trees

Delivery was fast, though,4 of the 6 plants had some dried leaves.This was explained before I bought in the website. Plants have been planted and where the leaves that were dried out or dead have new sprouts. I love the service. Trees are guaranteed for a year.