Wax Myrtle: Florida Native

The Wax Myrtle Plant, or Southern Bayberry aka Myrica Cerifera is a fast growing shrub native to South Eastern United States. It can grow up to 20′ tall and is an amazingly beneficial and fun tree to have in the food forest.

Benefits of the Wax Myrtle in your Food Forest
It has these awesome wax berries that can be used to make scented candles. It is a great food forest and permaculture plant as it is fast growing (biomass!) and has nitrogen-fixing capabilities. The leaves and bark are known to have medicinal properties as well.

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