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Close up of Northern Bayberry Foliage, shiny green oval shaped foliage
Close up of Northern Bayberry berries, very small blue-gray berries with some green new growth emerging as well
Close up of Northern Bayberry Foliage, shiny green oval shaped foliage
Close up of Northern Bayberry berries, very small blue-gray berries with some green new growth emerging as well

BIRD-FRIENDLY, BEAUTIFULLY FRAGRANT BAYBERRY 

FEATURES:

  • Green foliage provides year round interest, with a fresh flush each spring
  • The clean, refreshing scent of bayberry also seconds as a natural insect repellent 
  • In fall and winter, small, gray berries cover the plant and are an excellent food source for birds
  • Semi-evergreen foliage creates a very nice, informal hedge 
  • Low maintenance, deer resistant, and drought resistant 
  • Excellent scent for candles, soaps, and sealing wax 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 5-10' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-10' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 5-10' apart

Northern Bayberry

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Myrica pensylvanica

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BIRD-FRIENDLY, BEAUTIFULLY FRAGRANT BAYBERRY 

FEATURES:

  • Green foliage provides year round interest, with a fresh flush each spring
  • The clean, refreshing scent of bayberry also seconds as a natural insect repellent 
  • In fall and winter, small, gray berries cover the plant and are an excellent food source for birds
  • Semi-evergreen foliage creates a very nice, informal hedge 
  • Low maintenance, deer resistant, and drought resistant 
  • Excellent scent for candles, soaps, and sealing wax 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 5-10' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-10' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 5-10' apart

Why plant Northern Bayberry?

With its dense, twiggy branches, Northern Bayberry is just what birds are looking for when they want to start a family! Plant it in masse, and you’ll encourage songbirds to nest in your yard. In fall, you’ll have more activity in your Bayberry bushes when female plants bear their nutritious fruits, and the birds come flocking. Sweet, perky Yellow-rumped Warblers (known affectionately to birders as “butter butts”) are first in line. They rely on the high-fat berries to fuel their fall migration. This species mostly hugs the Atlantic coastline and is present from Canada to North Carolina. It provides wonderful rest stops for birds migrating via the Atlantic flyway. The deep green foliage is semi-evergreen and turns a deep burgundy in fall. An added bonus? The foliage is highly fragrant, which deters deer from munching on it!

How to use Northern Bayberry in the landscape?

The Northern Bayberry is wonderful when planted together to create a fragrant privacy screen. Or, plant them in containers to decorate porches and patios, where they will infuse your seating areas with their clean, sweet scent. Another option is to plant in locations to help abate soil erosion, or in a place near a road where there may be salt runoff in winter. You can use the waxy berries to make superb smelling soaps and candles, as the American settlers did, or just crush some of its leaves to take in the beauty of this natural fragrance!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

How To Plant Northern Bayberry

Northern Bayberry prefers to be planted in a location with full sun to part shade. When it comes to soil needs, this is one tough nut! It can thrive in poor soils where others fail. Of course, it will do best when in a location with a rich, moist but well draining soil.

How To Water

When first planted, water your Northern Bayberry well. They can thrive under damp conditions, but as they become established, they won't need to be watered as often.

How To Fertilize

When planting your Northern Bayberry, it's best to fertilize with our Bower & Branch Elements Starter Plant Food to ensure it has all it needs as it gets established. You should then fertilize in early spring each year.

How To Prune

Pruning needs on your Northern Bayberry are minimal. If shaping is needed, you can do so in early spring, before your Bayberry begins to leaf out!

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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