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Myrica pensylvanica

Northern Bayberry

Description:

Medium size, semi evergreen shrub found on a variety of sites. Aromatic leaves and berries. Salt tolerant, good for coastal and highway plantings. A nitrogen fixer. 5 to 12 feet tall. Prefers moist soils but is drought tolerant. Likes partial shade.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Myricaceae
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Early May to early June, before or with the leaves
Fruit Timing:Late July into August, persisting over winter
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist, Wet

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