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Myrica pensylvanica

Common Name(s):
Northern bayberry
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; suckers and forms colonies; tolerates salt spray; fixes atmospheric nitrogen; wax is used to make bayberry candles; native to portions of eastern US

Height:
5-10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves with a leathery texture; 1.5-4 in. long
Flower:
Non-showy flowers; male and female plants; small, gray, waxy-coated round drupe that persists into winter
Zones:
3 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types: sand, clay, poor
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, rounded dense shrub
Width:
5-10 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1676

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