Myrica pensylvanica

clean seed

Bayberry, Northern Bayberry

  • Myrica pensylvanica clean seed

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Growing Info

Scarification: Berries have had the wax removed in this lot. Soak in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat., sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Discover the incredible Northern Bayberry, also known as Myrica pensylvanica, a handsome plant originally from eastern North America. Able to thrive in the harshest conditions, it is particularly well-suited to coastal environments thanks to its salt tolerance and ability to grow even in poor sandy soil. This marvel of nature is not only an attractive form of local vegetation but also of practical value, with its gray berries used in candle-making and its leaves used to make a gray-green dye. What's more, it comes with an irresistible extra feature – a rich aroma is released when its shiny dark green leaves are crushed. Depending upon its exposure to wind, the plant can either grow tall and upright or remain low to the ground. Highly adaptable, it can comfortably survive in full sun or shade. The Northern Bayberry is a perfect plant for mass planting, fitting beautifully in any landscape scenario whether a seashore landscape, shrub border or even roadside. Its special ability to form colonies also makes it valuable for soil stabilization in coastal regions. Enjoy the beauty and utility of this resilient plant while contributing to the preservation of native flora. Bring home the charm of coastal North American nature with Northern Bayberry.

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