Common Name: waxmyrtle
Scientific Name: Morella cerifera (syn. Myrica cerifera)
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 53 in.
Height: 26 ft.
Crown: 24 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2014
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2014
Comments: Declared national champion in 2014. The tree appears reasonably healthy and sound. Tree was reported dead by Gary Williamson in September 2018. Cause of death unknown. Tree was found to have been cut down sometime between 2014 and 2018.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: Colby and Company PLC
GPS Coordinates: 36.79424, -76.23427
Directions: At the location address in the southern corner of the building. The tree is visible from Old Greenbrier Rd.
Owner Address: 2121 Old Greenbrier Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson