• vibrant green foliage on Northern Bayberry Shrubs
  • dense green foliage on Northern Bayberry Shrubs
  • dense green foliage on Northern Bayberry Shrubs

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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.


Growzone: 4-8 Northern Bayberry Hardiness Zones 4-8
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.

How to Care for Northern Bayberry

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!


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