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Yangmei and Dwarf Wax Myrtle
« on: February 02, 2023, 07:42:42 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've seen a lot of people discussing M. cerifera as a rootstock, when researching other myrica species I came across M. pusilla, sometimes called M. cerifera var. 'pumila'. Has anyone tried to use that? I wonder because aside from being native to forests only 20 or so miles from me, I figure grafting to dwarf rootstock would let me fit more varieties into less space

I have no experience with grafting or yangmeis so all wisdom is much appreciated lol
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Re: Yangmei and Dwarf Wax Myrtle
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2023, 01:24:49 AM »
Hi Simon,

Could anyone let me know where to get one Yangmei plant? I have been looking for one for years!




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Re: Yangmei and Dwarf Wax Myrtle
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2023, 02:59:03 PM »
Yeah, letís wait and see

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Re: Yangmei and Dwarf Wax Myrtle
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2023, 03:21:11 PM »
Right now, there are three known rootstocks being used.  Use the one in your region is preferable.

1-M. Californica also known as pacific wax myrtle.
2-m. cerifera also known as southern  wax myrtle.
3-m. pensilvanica also known as northern  wax myrtle.

I want to start getting into yangmei as well.
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Re: Yangmei and Dwarf Wax Myrtle
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2023, 03:55:31 PM »
The reason why I ask is because some people are saying M. pusilla and M. cerifera are the same species but from different lineage and one ended up being a lot smaller

Idk, Iím just thinking out loud because of how similar it sounds to cerifera and how close it is to me; literally a 10 minute drive and Iím in their ďnativeĒ forests so if it works thatíd be great as an alternative
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Re: Yangmei and Dwarf Wax Myrtle
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2023, 01:07:54 PM »
Right now, there are three known rootstocks being used.  Use the one in your region is preferable.

1-M. Californica also known as pacific wax myrtle.
2-m. cerifera also known as northern wax myrtle.
3-m. pensilvanica also known as southern wax myrtle.

I want to start getting into yangmei as well.

I believe Myrica cerifera is the Southern Wax Myrtle

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Re: Yangmei and Dwarf Wax Myrtle
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2023, 08:46:07 PM »
Right now, there are three known rootstocks being used.  Use the one in your region is preferable.

1-M. Californica also known as pacific wax myrtle.
2-m. cerifera also known as northern wax myrtle.
3-m. pensilvanica also known as southern wax myrtle.

I want to start getting into yangmei as well.

I believe Myrica cerifera is the Southern Wax Myrtle

You are correct.