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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section, featuring Red Maple, Bald Cypress, Gumbo Limbo, Live Oak, Leather Fern, Wild Coffee, Wax Myrtle and Simpson Stopper, helps re-colonization of native species and Increases foraging habitats for wading birds.
It was located near a tidal creek away from normal human traffic patterns and was characterized with various grasses and a wax myrtle shrub overstory.
The Myrtle Warblers' winter diet includes a substantial component of lipids from wax myrtle berries, obtained from the coastal shrub Myrica (Morella) californica (Janes 2003), and may not provide sufficient protein of optimal quality to support the prealternate molt.
For small yards, consider these tall native shrubs: hollyleaf cherry, Pacific wax myrtle, or toyon.
The same bacteria that sustain Ceanothus perform a similar function for other important California natives such as white alder (Alnus rhombifolia), a towering tree with neatly scarred gray bark and lush foliage; mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides), a medium to tall shrub with high, arching branches; Pacific wax myrtle (Myrica californica), an enormous shrub with shimmering, fragrant foliage; and silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea), a 10-foot shrub that makes a fine natural fence and resembles firethorn (Pyracantha) with its oval leaves, red berries and thorns.
For 20 years foliage and roots from a wild mixture of wax myrtle, scrub oak, Brazilian pepper, and pine trees have choked the county drainage ditch that parallels the grade, The result has been ground contamination and interruption of water flow to the St.
As sand traps diminish, golf course architects have embraced the indigenous: live oak, spruce pine, wax myrtle, palmetto and just plain old Florida wetlands, all placed at strategic points.
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.