|Myrica cerifa, or Southern Wax Myrtle, is similar to Northern Bayberry, but is a heat loving evergreen species, suited to warm climates. The leaves are narrower, more of an olive green, and evergreen, suffering heavy leaf browning in the cold. They may contract leaf athracnose and a type of leaf mosaic. It commonly grows from 10 to 15 feet high and wide, occasionally 20 feet. It can be used as a screen, and can also be limbed up into a small tree form. It is a fast growing shrub, and the new foliage has the lovely 'bayberry candle' scent. It is quite adaptable but flourishes with good soil and adequate moisture. It displays the same salt tolerance as M. pensylvanica and deer do not seem to bother it. Native on the coastal plain, from Maryland to Texas.