Plant Type
Sunlight Amount

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Bayberry

Bayberry forms a beautiful semi-evergreen shrub that tolerates either wet or dry soils. The shrub also withstands salt spray, making it a good choice for coastal landscapes. Plants gradually spread from underground suckers, eventually forming a thicket. Pruning is rarely necessary.


Bayberry has long been prized for its fragrant, waxy gray berries, which can be used to make candles. Plants are either male or female; to ensure berry production, plant several shrubs in the same landscape. The berries are also attractive to a wide range of songbirds. 

genus name
  • Myrica pensylvanica
light
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
height
  • 3 to 8 feet
  • 8 to 20 feet
width
  • To 8 feet wide
season features
problem solvers
special features
zones
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
propagation

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