Wax Myrtle Trees

Create Privacy Between your Neighbors in No Time!

  • Enjoy your backyard with this great hedge
  • Fast growing...3-5 feet per year!
  • Evergreen Year Round!
  • Our 3 Gallon size is 2-3 Feet Tall
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Are you getting tired of looking at your neighbor?  Planting Wax Myrtle Trees will fix that problem.  The Wax Myrtle is an easy, evergreen plant that gives you endless possibilities in your landscape.

With their shiny, green, dense foliage and extremely rapid growth you can't grow wrong.  These plants can grow up to 5 feet in a single growing season!  You'll love how quickly your Wax Myrtle will grow however you choose to use it in your landscape.

Start out by the property line.  Don't plant directly on the line because they will fill out and grow on your neighbor's property.  Plant about 5 feet off of the property line and about 5-6 feet apart.  You can stagger your trees for a more natural effect.  

Wax Myrtles can be grown naturally as a large, full shrub or with some lower branch pruning you can have a gorgous, multi-trunk tree.  Either form looks great as a hedge or screen.  Wax Myrtles are extremely hardy so you can really craft your hedge however you like.  And with that rapid growth you can even change the style from year to year!  Get creative and artsy or classy and simple!  Or maybe somewhere inbetween is more your style.  Either way, this tough, beautiful plant gives you unlimited options.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Botanical Name Myrica cerifera

How To Care for your new Wax Myrtle Trees

Plant in full to partial sun.  Wax Myrtles happily grow in any soil.  They tolerate drought, salt, and sand.  Wax Myrtles grow in warmer planting zones from 7 to 11 and even thrive at the beach.  These shrub trees are pest and disease resistant and once established are maintenance free!  Remember to always keep your plants fertilized with a high quality, slow release fertilizer.  We have our own custom blend made to give your new plants the best start!  

To prune or not to prune?  Wax Myrtles can withstand heavy pruning, but don't require it.  Late winter is the ideal time for heavy pruning.  Prune dead or diseased and thin out crowded branches any time of the year.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Good size
These were larger and fuller than I thought. Very impressed. Looking forward to my new privacy hedge.
April 19, 2016
my experience was great super fast shipping packaged well trees are beautiful man got them planted and looking great.
October 12, 2016
1 year ago
Just what we were looking for. We planting them last spring and they have already got much bigger!
February 28, 2016
I bought these wax myrtles because I heard they are good for screening. They look like they will do well. They were ready to plant and shipping was fast.
April 25, 2016
Nice size
We just received our Wax Myrtle Trees today! Very happy with the quality. Can't wait till I have my hedge.
March 16, 2015
We planted these wax myrtles to cover the side of our driveway from our neighbor. Can't wait until summer to see how fast they grow! They were well packaged compared to some other mail order companies we have used in the past. We will be buying more shrubs.
March 19, 2015
Our new wax Myrtle trees came in a pretty big big box and arrived at our front door.

We heard very good things about Waxmyrtles so we're so excited I hope they take off soon
February 26, 2016
Great plants & timely delivery
Thx. The eight myrtles look great. I am having them planted this weekend. Painless process. Thanks.
February 3, 2017
9 months ago
Healthy, Vibrant Shrub
My wax myrtle shrub came quickly and was larger than I had imagined it would be when it arrived. I was also impressed with the overall health and vibrant condition the shrub was in. I immediately planted the myrtle in my backyard to hide my neighbors' trampoline when they use their backyard since our houses are so close together.
September 26, 2016
1 year ago
I am impressed! I didn't know that they would be this large buying wax myrtles online.
August 29, 2015
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Already have a hedge that we are extending
Doug C on Jun 16, 2017
Border for canal for privacy
susan s on May 3, 2017
Already have a hedge that we are extending
Doug C on Jun 16, 2017
I was looking for a good privacy hedge tree that was also dog friendly.
Christina G on Jun 15, 2017
Border for canal for privacy
susan s on May 3, 2017
bought a few to create a "green" hedge between our property and neighbor's unsightly shed
Barbara Z on Apr 26, 2017
Fast growing privacy screen
Rozalind S on Feb 13, 2017
I need low maintenance privacy hedge in the front of my property.
William H on Jan 19, 2017
it is fast growing
gloria g on Oct 30, 2016
Screening tree and an evergreen
Stephen P on Aug 31, 2016
Tough, beautiful, fast-growing, drought tolerant...simply an outstanding choice for our hot, dry, Zone 10 environment. Requires very little effort to grow these into small trees.
Laura B on Jul 17, 2016
I was looking for a good privacy hedge tree that was also dog friendly.
Christina G on Jun 15, 2017
bought a few to create a "green" hedge between our property and neighbor's unsightly shed
Barbara Z on Apr 26, 2017
How long does it take to fill in and height for privacy?
Dorcie on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It all will depend on the height you need. These wax myrtles are minimum 2-3 feet tall and wide. They grow extremely fast and make a great privacy hedge. We recommend 2 years and then they take off.
How can I purchase a male and a female wax myrtle?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are pretty sure ours are all males. Sorry we cannot help.
How far apart do I plant the wax myrtles?
A shopper on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 5 feet apart on center for a tight hedge.
What is the spacing distance for planting multiple wax myrtles?
Jose L on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 6-8 feet apart on center would be ideal.
How tall is 3 gallon?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 3 Gallon Wax Myrtle Trees are 2-3 Feet tall after planting.
Will wax myrtles grow on Long Island NY?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in Westchester County.
I planted my Wax Myrtle in Sep 2016 and it seems to have lived through the winter just fine. It should start to sprout new branches in a few weeks with the arrival of spring.
Do the myrtles drop ledges in winter ?
A shopper on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: crape myrtles are evergreen in the recommended planting zones.
Are wax myrtle's poisonous for animals? Also what is their root system like; can they be planted near a pool?
karen w on Mar 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, they are not poisonous. Their root system is non-invasive so you shouldn't have any issues planting it near a pool.
Do they grow well in Central Kentucky?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We wouldn't recommend Wax Myrtles for KY. You are most likely a zone 6 and these prefer warmer zones, 7 - 10. The Oakland Holly may be a good alternative for you if you are wanting a privacy evergreen that is about the same size. It also has a not so typical evergreen look. Also, you can actually search in each section under your zone to find plants that are best for you.
How far apart do you plant each bush how often do they need watering?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For a tight hedge plant 5-6 feet apart. When newly planted you want to water them deeply a couple times per week. After the first few months they are drought tolerant, but will grow best if you water them when the ground is dry.
It this time of year good to plant these trees in covington Ga?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Anytime is good. Fall is the best time to plant most trees and shrubs.
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