wax myrtle

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any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries

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Two wax myrtle plants infested with lobate lac scale were selected for simulated frost treatment and one as a control.
In addition, Yellow-rumped Warblers were supplemented with fruit from wax myrtle and poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) while American Robins and Northern Cardinals were given fruit from hackberry (Celtis laevigata) and deciduous holly (Ilex decidua).
The Creoles set out wax myrtle, orange, or Japanese plum trees in their private courtyard gardens and decorated them with tiny handmade cornucopias, sachets, cookies, toys, and flags-all given away later.
Some sites also had a third layer, composed of shrubs such as wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) and groundsel (Baccharis halimifolia).
Both Pacific wax myrtle (Myrica californica) and California bay (Umbellularia californica) are evergreens that can be trained into gigantic 20-foot-tall hedges or even larger trees.
Burroughs, suggested Myrtle Beach because of the wax myrtle bushes that grew in abundance along the strand.
They provide the kind of berries and buds that bluebirds seek, and they are more common than one might think, including varieties of hollies, Pyracantha, common juniper, Serviceberries, Sumacs, Viburnums, and wax myrtle.
This plant is the Pacific wax myrtle (Myrica californica).