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    Habit/Size up to 30 feet tall, 10 feet wide
    Germination Scarify seed coat then stratify (cold/moist) for 21-28 days.
    Requirements Tolerates most soil types and pH levels. Prefers moist soil and full sun, but can grow in partial shade. Medium water needs. Fixes Nitrogen.
    Zones USDA zones 7-11
    Life Cycle evergreen shrub
    Harvest Fruit has little flesh. Berries and leaves can be used as a spice/flavoring. Tea is made from dried leaves.
    Uses edible (fruit, leaves)*, herb/spice, medicinal (antibacterial, astringent, emetic, narcotic, stimulant)*, utility (antibacterial, dye, wax, wood)
    Notes Some reports indicate the wax may be carcenogenic. Avoid while pregnant.
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Myrica cerifera is pollinated by wind. It is monoecious (individual flowers can be either male of female, both sexes can be found one one plant.
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F)
    Synonyms Cerothamnus arborescens, Cerothamnus cerifer, Morella cerifera, Myrica mexicana, Myrica pumila

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