Myrica pensylvanica

Myrica pensylvanica


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Myrica pensylvanica is our native 'Bayberry', or more properly, the 'Northern Bayberry'. This quietly ornamental shrub is covered by aromatic, leathery olive green deciduous, to semi-evergreen foliage. Female plants will bear persistent clusters of small bluish-grey fruit, coated with wax- the original source of fragrance for "Bayberry Candles"



Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 to Zone 7
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 1.5 m to 3.0 m
Spread: 1.5 m to 3.0 m
Soil Requirements: Moist peaty to sandy acidic soils 
Bloom Time May
Planting Time:
Use: Hedging, coastal gardens, wildlife gardens, erosion control, 
Flower Colour & Shape: Insignificant catkins, male and female flowers usually found on separate plants. Attractive, persistent bluish-grey fruit on female plants
Foliage: Aromatic, glossy, resinous linear olive green leaves, wider at the tip, no significant fall colour
Benefits: Multi-season interest, attracts birds, aromatic foliage, deer resistant, tolerates high wind, salt, drought, and poor soils

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