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Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry)



Common Name: Bayberry

 Myrica pensylvanica, commonly called bayberry, is a tall, dense-branching deciduous shrub with a rounded habit. A dioecious shrub, meaning males and females occur on separate plants, M. pensylvanica is floriferous and blooms in spring. Neither flower is showy, but tiny clusters of showy, white-ish fruit next to semi-evergreen foliage will accent any landscape in late summer and persist until winter. 

Bayberry is highly sought after for the aromatic properties of its fruit and leaves. The emerging fruit will be covered with a waxy substance that is attractive to birds and used to make bayberry candles, soaps and sealing wax. The glossy, narrow, grayish-green leaves (to 4" long) are dotted with resin and are also aromatic when crushed. 

A low-growing and hardy coastal shrub, bayberry is a smart and attractive choice for hedging, or for landscapes that are difficult to maintain!

Size: 4in Potted Plant (1 quart)

Height: 5.0-10.0’

Spread: 5.0-10.0’

Flower Description: Male and female flowers appear in separate catkins on separate plants. Only the male flowers display colour (drab yellowish-green). Pollinated female flowers are followed by attractive clusters of tiny, grayish-white fruits.

Light requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Soil Type: Prefers moist, peaty or sandy, acidic soil but tolerates a wide range of growing conditions (i.e., poor and/or wet souls, drought, high winds and salt spray).

Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8

Attributes: Fast Growing, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Fruit, Fragrant Foliage, Winter Interest 

Care: Easy Care, Best to grow in groups with at least 20% being male. 

Brand Hong Quat Packging

Kg 54g

Calo 36 Calo

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