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Lyonia ligustrina

Common Name(s):

  • Lyonia
  • Maleberry
Phonetic Spelling
ly-OH-nee-ah lig-oo-STREE-nah
Description

A drought tolerant deciduous shrub.  Shows the best flower production if half day of direct sun is received.

Wildlife Value: Maleberry is a nectar plant and produces good tasting honey. Members of the genus Lyonia support the following specialized bees: Colletes productu and Melitta (Cilissa) melittoides.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#pollinators#wildlife plant#honey bees#nectar plant#native bees#honey#specialized bees
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#pollinators#wildlife plant#honey bees#nectar plant#native bees#honey#specialized bees
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lyonia
    Species:
    ligustrina
    Family:
    Ericaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Tree
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees