Morella cerifera is a small evergreen tree native along the southeastern coastal plain, although it is cultivated in a wider region. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, and prefers to grow in full sun or part shade. The leaves on this tree have a unique smell. The flowers that bloom in the spring are inconspicuous, but attract many pollinators. And the fruits that are sometimes produced are small and blue and eaten by songbirds. Morella cerifera works excellently in a rain garden or yard for screening, and also works for restoration projects and erosion control.