Myrica pensylvanica, the northern bayberry, is a species of Myrica native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Ohio, and south to
Common name: bayberry Color: Yellowish green Bloom time: May Height: 5.00 to 10.00 feet Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & 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: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 2° 9
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
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.
Special Feature: 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. Use Medicinal use:
The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Note: for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.