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Myrica pensylvanica

Northern Bayberry

This is the Northern Bayberry, the berries are the source of the wax once used to make Bayberry candles.  It is native in the northeast and along the immediate coastline to North Carolina.  It is a deciduous shrub growing to around 5 feet tall and wide.  The blue, waxy bayberries are produced on the female plants and are much enjoyed by birds.  It is quite salt-tolerant and should be planted in well-drained sandy soil in full sun.  Most botanists now consider Morella to be the proper name for the genus we are still calling Myrica.   

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Deciduous
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Soil Properties
Sandy
Sun Requirements
Full Sun to Part Shade