- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Northern Bayberry is a vigorous growing shrub that will stand out for all of the right reasons when included in a landscape. The Myrica pensylvanica has long, narrow leaves with a leathery texture and widely spaced, subtle serrations along the edges. The foliage of this deciduous shrub turns a deep burgundy during the fall. Green flowers are insignificant but produce small, waxy gray berries during the fall and winter.
This shrub has an upright and dense growth habit and features a woody structure. Bayberry shrubs can create a border, hedge, or foundation planting. Both the foliage and the fruit are fragrant and keep deer at bay for an unexpected perk. This is a wonderful shrub for bird-watchers since the berries provide ample food and the branches create perches for small birds. The Northern Bayberry is a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8.
Northern Bayberry Care
Bayberry plants need full sun to partial shade. This shrub can thrive in low-quality soil that is unsuitable for many other plants but expect the best results when grown in rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Bayberry thrives in damp conditions, and established plants will not need water often when grown in moist soil. Plan to water when the top several inches of soil is parched when grown in dry conditions.
This plant is not a heavy feeder and will do well without fertilization. Bayberry actually improves poor quality soil, but top-dressing the soil with organic compost can support new growth. Shape the plant only as necessary and remove suckers as they appear.
Northern Bayberry Spacing
Northern Bayberry is an upright perennial shrub that reaches 5 to 6 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. Plant shrubs 7 to 9 feet apart to create a hedge or screen planting.
Northern Bayberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Winter Interest|
|Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Northern Bayberry|
|Scientific Name: MYRICA PENSYLVANICA|
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.