CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2008 Keir Morse | 2007 Gerald and Buff Corsi California Academy of Sciences | 2012 Aaron Arthur

USDA Zones: 7-10
Sunset Zones: 4-5, 7-9, 14-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full
Water: Moderate
Soil: Adaptable
Drought Tolerant: No
Flood Tolerant: Yes
Clay Tolerant: Yes
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Tree
Size: 20 ft wide x 30 ft high
Form: Tree - Oval
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Decorative
Growth Rate: Fast
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Scent

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Pacific wax myrtle grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.