Morella cerifera, Wax Mrytle, foliage
Morella cerifera, Wax Mrytle, leaves
Morella cerifera, Wax Mrytle, young trunk bark
Morella cerifera, Wax Mrytle, tree
Morella cerifera, Wax Mrytle, branches
Morella cerifera (L.) Small, Wax Myrtle
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Wax myrtle, Morella cerifera, is a small tree
which grows mostly in the Southeastern
United States and north up to New Jersey.
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Leaves of Wax myrtle are glossy yellow
green, 2-4 inches long, and slender.
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The bark of Morella cerifera is gray,
almost silver and white horizontal
lenticals (the little white stripes).
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Often shrubby, the long lived Wax
mrytles have long slender branches
and are usually multi-trunked.
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Morella cerifera is typically less than 10
feet tall and is shade intolerant.
Travis Co., Texas
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