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Myrica Pennsylvanica

Myrica Pennsylvanica

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Fragrant, dense foliage on a compact form makes this shrub useful for hedges and screens. The white waxy coating on the small fruits is used for candle making. Evergreen in mild climates, deciduous elsewhere.

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Bayberry is a dense-branching deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows 6-10' tall. Native to North America where it is primarily found growing along the eastern coast (including seashore) from Newfoundland to North Carolina. Narrow, broadly oblanceolate, leathery, glossy, grayish-green leaves (to 4" long) are dotted with resin and aromatic when crushed. A mostly deciduous 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. The fruits are covered with an aromatic, waxy substance which is used to make bayberry candles, soaps and sealing wax. Fruits are attractive to birds.

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Common Name Bayberry
Type Deciduous Shrub , Shrub
Grow Zone 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Bloom Time Spring
Light Requirement Full Sun , Part Shade , Part Sun
Watering Needs Average , Dry
Maintenace Easy