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Southern Wax Myrtle Full Size?

10 years ago

I bought some Southern Wax Myrtles to hide a privacy fence our neighbor erected. I'm perfectly fine with it getting 15 to 20 feet high as some state it can, but I'm getting conflicting info that it grows anywhere from 10 to 20 feet wide at full size.

How big I can realistically expect it to get if allowed to grow naturally? I'd love to hear you say 10 to 12 feet wide. If not, then will it be a ton of work to keep it trimmed back to 10 or 15 feet wide? Last question, how close can I put them to the privacy fence without causing issues for the plant? (issues for the neighbor is not a concern ;) ) I'm in Maryland (about as north as they'll grow) and the plants will get full sun in case that affects size.

My lot is pretty deep, so losing five feet isn't going to kill me, but I want to put a row of azaleas in front and need to know how far away they should be planted.

I thought I had it pretty well researched before buying, but now I'm confused. Any help would really be appreciated.

This post was edited by Towsonite on Wed, Sep 11, 13 at 12:51

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