Common Name: waxmyrtle
Scientific Name: Morella cerifera (syn. Myrica cerifera)
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 2891
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 43 in.
Height: 29 ft.
Crown: 31 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2021
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean & Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2021
2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021
Tree appears very healthy and sound. The area is protected and the tree grows where it gets good light adjacent to a marsh. Circumference was measured at 1 foot above the ground due to the trunk forking below chest height. Tree has a single trunk, but it forks below chest height. At 4.5' there are 5 stems: 18", 18", 21", 15", 15".
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach
Land Owner: Commonwealth of Virginia - Dept. of Wildlife Resources
GPS Coordinates: 36.589442, -75.990014
Directions: Take Princess Anne Road south to Back Bay Landing Road (go east) to end of road. Take trail along left side of canal behind parking area. As heading east on trail, tree is approximately 200 paces past "no wake" sign and 100 feet north of trail at edge of berm out in marsh.
Owner Address: 1300 Back Bay Landing Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Owner Phone: 804-829-6580
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean
Other Nominators: Gary Williamson