Wax Myrtle is extremely versatile. Although grown
most often as an understory tree, it can be pruned to be a
hedge. It can be grown in wet or dry conditions, sun or
shade, but can become spindly in the shade.
The berries can be used to flavor meat dishes such as game.
The leaves are claimed to repel fleas. Supposedly, a prig of
wax myrtle in a closet or drawer will keep the cockroaches out.