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Myrica serrata

Classification

Order: Myricales
   Family: Myricaceae
            Genus: Myrica
                        Specie: Myrica serrata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil

Features: Leathery lance-shaped leaves; dull-colored aromatic fruit

Uses: Shrub borders, medicinal properties

Zones: 9-10

Description: This southern African shrub has long been used medicinally among local tribespeople but is now also being clinically trialled, primarily to test its anti-fungal properties. Often found near watercourses or around the margins of damp ground, it is a shrub

Growth Habit: Multi-branching habit

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