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Northern Bayberry

Northern Bayberry

Morella pensylvanica

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants

Height: 5 to 7'

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Color: Green-Yellow

Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry

Soil Type: Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7

Other Names: Myrica pensylvanica,

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Bayberry is a densely branching semi-deciduous shrub with pleasantly fragrant foliage and wax covered berries. It can grow anywhere from 6′-10′ tall, and does very well in grouped plantings. It has a tolerance to salt, making it a great choice next to frequently salted roads. The berries provide food for birds, and their waxy coating is used to make bayberry candles and soaps. Bayberry is a host plant for the majestic Columbia Silkmoth (pictured above). The leaves of the plant are dried and used in cooking. Overall this plant is a unique, diverse addition to any landscape.


Additional information


5 to 7'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time


Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Soil Type

Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Myrica pensylvanica,

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

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