Landscape Photo #3902: Myrica certifera - Wax myrtle, Southern bayberry, Candleberry, Tallow shrub

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Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Region: Arkansas Region: Louisiana Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathy547
Dec 4, 2015 10:27 AM CST
I've read these can be grown as shrubs or trees. They are a prolific suckering plant. I have read that you can use the leaves as bay leaves. I've also read pregnant women should use caution. So, do your own research!!! In Colonial times the berries were used in soap & candle making. Winter food source for some birds, wild turkey, quail, owls, & the red-banded hairstreak butterfly.

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Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Region: Arkansas Region: Louisiana Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathy547
Dec 4, 2015 10:32 AM CST
The first three pictures are from my yard. The last is a better picture from a website.

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