Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera)

butterbuttHeadlessWaxMyrtleberriesFeb2015Want warblers? butterflies? A wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) shrub will entice them. Great cover and female plants get waxy berries the birds love.

Larval host: banded hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) and red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) butterflies.

Learn planting conditions: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/myrica-cerifera

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