Morella pensylvanica / Bayberry


A semi-evergreen shrub with a rounded habit. Its small white fruits are eaten and dispersed by yellow-rumped warblers. The fruits’ waxy coating is also used to make bay candles. Foliage used like culinary bay. Nitrogen fixer.

Deer resistant. Creates a beautiful, multi-stemmed thicket over time.

Female plants bear fruit. A female and male tree are recommended for fruiting.

Height: 4′ – 10′      Blooms: May

Habitat: Dry to moist, sun to part sun

Provenance: NJ





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