How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Wax myrtle, bayberry, California wax myrtle—Myrica spp.
Family Myricaceae (Sweetgale family)
Myrica spp. are evergreen, semievergreen, or deciduous shrubs or trees. Leaves are narrow and glossy. Flowers are inconspicuous. Fruit is coated with wax.
Optimum conditions for growth
Myrica spp. are grown as screens or hedges. They prefer areas with full sun and require moderate to regular water. Bayberry is tolerant of poor, sandy soil.
Leaves of wax myrtle
California wax myrtle, Myrica californica