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  Waxmyrtle (Southern Bayberry)  
Common Name: Waxmyrtle (Southern Bayberry)
Latin Name: Myrica cerifera
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade, salty soil or sea-spray, drought, poorly drained sites, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Aromatic, pale green leaves and small bluish berries.
Comments: Easily adapted to confined spaces; good for coastal landscapes.
Problems: Naturally shrubby; needs pruning to develop one or more trunks.
Firewise: Yes
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