Last winter, I ordered a Wax Myrtle, Myrica cerifera from the local UUCSJS Plant Sale, and of course went ahead and researched the bush after I placed my order. Turns out the plant may not be so happy in my 6b zone. The bush was placed to provide a view, other than the former neighbor's English Ivy covered shed. So now I sit and wait and watch it sit in 8 inches of snow.
She was so promising... broadleaf evergreen shrub that liked full sun. Myrtle doesn't seem to mind the bitter wind and snow so far.
So I need to decide, do I ordered more friends for Miss Myrtle, find her a mate and make her a Mrs. Myrtle? Or do I leave her single and order Northern Bayberry?
I'm looking for a dense border shrub, has to be native, but doesn't have to be evergreen as long as the branches are dense enough.