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Northern Bayberry

Myrica pennsylvanica

Popular in both formal and wild gardens. It can be used as a single specimen or massed into a low-maintenance hedge. Perfect for transition areas between garden and native ecosystems.

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Northern Bayberry Shrubs for Sale Online

Northern Bayberry produces highly fragrant, dense foliage on a compact plant. Its compact size makes this shrub useful for hedges and screens. The white waxy coating on the small fruits is used for candle making. Highly Fragrant foliage can be crushed to release more scent. Evergreen in mild southern climates, semi-evergreen in the north. This American native shrub thrives in the worst alkaline sandy soils.

Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 8 to 10 feet
Mature Width: 6 to 8 feet
Classification: Evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full Sun to part shade
Habit: densely branched, shrub forming
Flower Color: White but inconspicuous
Foliage: Dark Grey-Green
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil but will tolerate “wet feet”
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest especially when planted in front of a contrasting backdrop.
Growzone: 4-8 Northern Bayberry Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Northern Bayberry

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Northern Bayberry plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Red Sprite Winterberry to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.

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