University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Bayberry, Northern Bayberry
Myrica pensylvanica
Northern Bayberry fleaves
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Hardiness Zone: 4 - 6 
Mature Height: 6-12 Feet
Mature Width: 6-12 Feet
Features: Dark green foliage, aromatic when crushed, and persisting well into autumn; clusters of gray, waxy berries on female plants; fruits persist into winter and are also aromatic.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; tolerates wet sites, dry sites, low fertility and salt; prefers slightly acid soil.
Mature Form: Often broader than tall due to suckering.
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Since male and female flowers are on separate plants, both are needed to produce the waxy berries (berries will be produced on female plant only). These berries are used to make bayberry candles.

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