Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry) Shrub, #3 - Size Container

Price: $47.99

  • Semi-evergreen foliage that transforms to a nice burgundy (from green) in the fall. Blue-gray berries show in winter
  • Known for its presence on coastlines. Grows well in full sun
  • Plant will be dormant (no leaves) late Fall through the Winter months, this is normal. It will leaf out in Spring

4 Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) 1-2'

4 Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) 1-2'

Price: $22.08

  • Bare root seedlings
  • 4 Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) 1-2'
  • Shipped directly from grower

Homegrown Bayberry Seeds, Bulk Seeds, Organic Bayberry, Quantity (300)

Price: $6.47

  • This is a great plant for massing or grouping, in full sun or shade.
  • Homegrown Seeds Packet contains seeds
  • Gray berries appear in large masses, used in candle-making; leaves used to make a gray-green dye.

Northern Bayberry Shrub, Myrica Pensylvanica,20 Seeds, Hardy, Fragrant

Price: $12.50

  • Zone: 3 to 7 (Possibly 2) Growth Rate: Medium Plant Type: Semi-evergreen to Deciduous Shrub Family: Myricaceae Native Range: Eastern North America Height: 5 to 10 feet Spread: 5 to 10 feet Shape: Upright, spreading branching habit, shape is irregular to mounded. Bloom Time: May Bloom Color: Yellowish green (male) Flower/Fruit: Female plants produce small, BB-sized, chalky, silver gray waxy fruits. Wax from the fruit is used to make bayberry candles. Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade Fall
  • Color: Semi-evergreen or bronze. Water: Dry to Medium Maintenance: Low Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Prefers moist, peaty or sandy, acidic soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions, including drought, poor soils, wet soils, high winds and salt spray (seashore or road salt conditions). Culture: Groupings of plants need at least one male plant to facilitate pollination of female plants and subsequent fruit set. Shrubs tend to sucker, and may form sizeable colonies in
  • optimum growing conditions. Uses: Shrub border, foundation plant, difficult growing sites, seashore landscapes, along roadsides, mass plantings, combines well with evergreens, soil stabilization due to colonizing nature. Sowing Myrica pennsylvanica Seeds: For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided. Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours Stratify: Cold 90 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium. Germination: Sow 1/4" Deep

Northern Bayberry, Myrica pensylvanica, Shrub Seeds (20 Seeds)

Price: $7.20

  • A mostly dioecious shrub (male and female flowers appear in separate catkins on separate plants). Neither catkin is showy, with only the male flowers displaying color of yellowish-green.
  • Northern Bayberry is a dense branching deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows 6 to 10 feet tall. This North American coastal native exhibits a quiet beauty and an easy-going habit.
  • Northern Bayberry spreads slowly to form colonies and is best in groups or massed. A versatile shrub that can be used in woodland gardens or shrub borders, as a screen or informal hedge, in wet or shady sites or on a bank for erosion control. Salt tolerance makes it appropriate for locations near roads that are salted in winter. An interesting plant for grouping in a corner of a large herb garden.

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  1. "Northern bayberry shrub," with which I deal in this article (hereafter, simply "bayberry shrub"), is a common name for the bush that plant taxonomy calls Myrica pensylvanica.The "northern" part of the common name is meant to distinguish it from a bush also native to the eastern seaboard of the U.S., but further south: Myrica cerifera.Both are in the Waxmyrtle family.
  2. If you’ve got a tough landscaping situation, bayberry shrub (Myrica) might just be the solution. Bayberry is native to eastern North America and thrives along the rugged coastal areas of Maine. Hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 6, this shrub has a loose, open form and clusters of blue ...
  3. Myrica cerifera is a small tree or large shrub native to North and Central America and the Caribbean. Its common names include southern wax myrtle, southern bayberry, candleberry, bayberry tree, and tallow shrub.It sees uses both in the garden and for candlemaking, as well as a medicinal plant
  4. Bayberry bushes are tough, hardy plants that have pleasantly scented foliage and berries. Colonial Americans used the berries to add scent to candles for use during special occasions such as Christmas, since collecting and rendering the berries was a big job.
  5. If you’re looking for an interesting shrub that offers low maintenance in the garden, then look no further than the barberry (Berberis vulgaris).Barberry shrubs make great additions to the landscape and are known for their rich color and year-round garden interest.
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Myrica pensylvanica, a tough salt-resistant little shrub that grows along the Maine coastline. Apparently used for candle making
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