Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Myrica cerifera
- Does Not Ship To:
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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
The 10 (beautifully green) trees arrived in two shipments generally very well packed and secured. Unfortunately as can be expected, one box was slightly ‘abused’ during shipment. I reached out to customer service and within 48 hours, no questions asked, a replacement order for a single tree was on its way! Both FastGrowingTrees.com and Route.com reached out immediately to ensure I was taken care of. I would recommend both of these services, and will be ordering from them again.
I was pleased with the price and look of the tree. Keep up the good work.
I was nervous to spend the $ site-unseen, having never ordered live plants online before. We bought 4 wax myrtle and they arrived in 2 boxes, and were in perfect condition when I opened them. Not one broken branch even, and all the dirt was still in the pot. I was amazed. I planted them as soon as I could and now we wait and pray they take and survive fall/winter! We’re not sure if we’ll prune them next year to look like trees or more as a privacy hedge, so I’ll try to remember to post another review to show what they look like.
The 2 Wax Myrtle trees arrived quickly and in good condition. Can't wait to see how well they grow next season
Eleven trees came in good condition. We have planted them. Watering every other day. They seem happy. See some new growth after about three weeks. We'll see how they get through the winter, and report in the Spring.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 4-7 days from date of purchase. 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|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|