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Sweet Gale, Sweet Bayberry, Bog Myrtle - Myrica gale (latin)

Area of origin: Western Europe
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 1.50 m, width up to 1 m
Foliage: Deciduous
Soil type: Neutral to acid. Wet soils
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Density for plantation: 1 plant/m2


Characteristics and uses:
Myrica Gale, also known as Bog Myrtle or Sweet Bayberry is a bush that grows in wetlands, bogs and marshes which are humus rich and acid. Sweet Gale is an important nitrogen-fixing plant in poor soils such as boggy areas.
It is found in the Landes' peaty areas, and more largely along pond and lake margins.

See the Riparian forest trees and shrubs catalogue

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