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Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ly-OH-nee-uh lig-UH-stree-nuh lig-UH-stree-nuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Northern Maleberry is a native deciduous shrub in the blueberry family.  It is commonly found in moist habitats in bogs, mountains and dry ridges at high elevations.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#deciduous shrub#native shrub#NC native#pollinator plant#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#deciduous shrub#native shrub#NC native#pollinator plant#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lyonia
    Species:
    ligustrina
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Food source for birds, butterflies, and small mammals.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Heat, drought, and soil compaction tolerant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from September to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    White flowers bloom from May to July.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting (not in horses), diarrhea, weakness, cardiac failure
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Grayanotoxins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No