Northern Bayberry

Myrica pennsylvanica

Pronunciation: mi-RY-ka pen-sil-VAN-i-ka
SKU #06218
4-6

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OVERVIEW
Description Fragrant, dense foliage on a compact form makes this shrub useful for hedges and screens. This American native thrives in the worst alkaline sandy soils. Best friend to gardeners of the East Coast. Evergreen in mild climates, deciduous elsewhere.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing to 9 ft. tall, equal width.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Fragrant foliage can be sheared to release more scent. Popular in formal and wild gardens. A big bushy shrub, it can be used as a single specimen or ganged into a low-maintenance hedge. Perfect for transition areas between cultivated garden and native ecosystems.
Flower Color Green
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Kinnikinick (Arctostaphyllus ); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Magnolia (Magnolia)
CARE
Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be watered deeply, less frequently, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
HISTORY
Lore This is a diecious plant with berries held more densely on female clones. The white waxy coating on the small fruits is used for candle making.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-6

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Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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