Myrica pensylvanica, the northern bayberry, is a species of Myrica native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Ohio, and south toCommon name:
Yellowish greenBloom time:
5.00 to 10.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, peaty or sandy, acidic soils, but tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions, including drought, poor soils, wet soils, high winds and salt spray (seashore or road salt conditions)Sunlight:
2° 9 Fertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizer Care:
- A mostly dioecious shrub (male and female flowers appear in separate catkins on separate plants).
- Neither catkin is showy, with only the male flowers displaying color (drab yellowish-green).
- Flowers on female plants, if pollinated, are followed by attractive clusters of tiny, grayish-white fruits in late summer which usually persist through the winter, but are not particularly showy.
Best in groups or massed. A versatile shrub that can be used in woodland gardens or shrub borders, as a screen or informal hedge, in wet or shady sites, or on a bank for erosion control.UseMedicinal use:Ornamental use:
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.