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Myrica cerifera, Southern Wax myrtle, Southern bayberry, candleberry, bayberry tree, and tallow shrub

Myrica cerifera

Southern Wax myrtle, Southern bayberry, candleberry, bayberry tree, and tallow shrub
Family: Myricaceae
Origin: Caribbean
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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This plant's roots possess root nodules, which harbor a symbiotic species of actinomycotal bacteria, which fixes nitrogen at a faster rate than do the legumes.


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