Northern Bayberry, Bayberry Myrica pensylvanica

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Botanical Name:

Myrica pensylvanica clean seed







Common Name:

Northern Bayberry, Bayberry

6-12 feet
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  • Myrica pensylvanica

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Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* The Northern Bayberry ( Myrica pensylvanica ) is a species of Myrica native to eastern North America , from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Ohio , and south to North Carolina . more...
* This is a handsome plant especially in it's native coastal habitat where it is salt tolerant and grows in poor sandy soil.
Shiny dark green leathery leaves, aromatic when crushed, may be deciduous or semievergreen. This is a great plant for massing or grouping, in full sun or shade. The gray berries appear in large masses, used in candle-making, leaves used to make a gray-green dye. The plant may be tall and upright or low if exposed to wind, native to northeast U.S., especially along the seashore.
* Habit and Form

a semievergreen to deciduous shrub
typically 5' to 6', can reach 10'
upright, spreading branching habit
shape is irregular to mounded
multi-stemmed, suckering and colony-forming
coastal plants are low-growing, often only 1' to 2' tall