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Myrica californica 'Buxifolia'

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Species Name: Myrica californica 'Buxifolia'
Common Name: Buxifolia Pacific Wax Myrtle

Well suited for pruning into hedges due to profusely branching structure and closely spaced leaves. Leaves are fragrant. Roots are nitrogen fixing.

Plant Family: Myricaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 15'-30' H x 10'-20' W
Growth Habit: Shrub or tree-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, west Klamath Range, outer North Coast Range, Central Coast, West San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast
Natural Habitat: Coastal dunes and scrub, closed cone pine and redwood forests

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