Myrica californica

California Bayberry, Pacific Wax Myrtle

In Stock: 0.48 lb (Total:0.48lb)
  • Myrica californica

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0.5 lb


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0.48 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: remove all wax from seed, wash in warm detergent water to completely get the wax off, rinse 3 times
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

Discover the beauty and versatility of Myrica californica, also known as California Bayberry, California Wax Myrtle or Pacific Wax Myrtle. This evergreen shrub or small tree is native to the stunning Pacific Ocean coast of North America, from Vancouver Island to the Long Beach area in California. Myrica californica boasts attractive foliage, with glossy green leaves that exude a fragrant scent when crushed. This hardy plant is a popular choice for home gardens and landscapes, offering year-round interest and versatility. From forming an attractive hedge to providing a natural screen or adding structure to mixed planting schemes, Myrica californica is a go-to plant for gardeners in search of an all-rounder. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soils, this stunning plant also provides habitat for local wildlife and a valuable food source for birds. Order your Myrica californica today and experience the beauty of this California native for yourself.

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