Common Name: waxmyrtle
Scientific Name: Morella cerifera (syn. Myrica cerifera)
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 36 in.
Height: 31 ft.
Crown: 27 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2014
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2014
Comments: Recognized in 2020 as the national champion. The tree has some decay in the trunk but otherwise appears reasonably healthy.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach
Land Owner: False Cape Enterprises Inc.
GPS Coordinates: 36.75793, -75.96946
Directions: West bank of Ashville Bridge Creek across from the south end of Lake Tecumseh.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson