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Q.How Long Do Wax Myrtle Trees Live In Central Florida?

Zone Palm Bay, FL 32907 | kmbean122 added on September 15, 2023 | Answered

We bought a small, young wax myrtle tree when we first built our house in 1985. We were told it was about 5 years old, and they generally had a 15-year life span. — Our tree is is still growing 38 years later, making it approximately 43 years old! It’s leaning over, but full of berries and the birds love it!! It has a will to live!! What is the actual normal life-span of these trees! I love it, and hope to have this one for many more years to come! Thank you!

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Answered on September 18, 2023

They can live for around 30 years with perfect care. This is not to say that it can't live longer, but I would consider it "aged".

Here is some information on the tree:


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