Propagation of california wax myrtle: …A valuable native shrub or tree for highway landscaping
California Wax Myrtle, recently selected for testing along highways, is not propagated commercially; hence, performance trials with this species have lagged because of inadequate numbers of plants. Results of research reported here show that rooting of cuttings is greatly dependent upon the nature of the cutting material and time of year at which cuttings are taken. Up to 80% rooting has been achieved at U. C., Davis, using softwood cuttings taken in April, and applying mist-propagation techniques for two to three months. Rooting percentages are generally increased by treatment with indolebutyric acid (0.8% in a talc preparation).