Myrica californica

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Common Name:

California Wax Myrtle


Bay Area, California


Evergreen shrub

Purple-ish, single-seeded berries coated with a white wax. The leaves are extemely fragrant when crushed, also known as bayberry – used for various medicinal preparations.


Sun: Sun to Part Shade

Water: Low; Summer Drought

Size: 2 to 20 feet tall

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