Myrica cerifera

Common Name:  Southern Wax Myrtle

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Myrica cerifera leaves.jpg (65384 bytes)
fruits in Fall--the clusters of fruits in Myrica are bordered on either side by leaves (which are just off the screen in this image);  thus the fruits appear to "interrupt" the leaves on any given branch leaves

Myrica cerifera maleflowers.jpg (60064 bytes)
habit--Myrica cerifera is either a large shrub or a small tree male flowers in Spring (this species is dioecious)