The southern bayberry, A.K.A. wax myrtle, is a shrub or small, multi-trunked tree. It will reach a height of about 20 feet and a 6 inch diameter, with an open crown of light green foliage. The plant is an evergreen, with leaves that have a leathery texture and serrated edges, and give off a strong aroma. It produces small, berry-like fruits on the shrubs branches that are covered in a wax-like substance. Hence the name “wax” myrtle.