A semi-evergreen shrub with a rounded habit. Small bluish-grey 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. Host plant for several moths, including an oddly named one, “The Little Wife”.
Height: 4′ – 10′ Blooms: May
Siting: Dry to moist, sun to part sun
Deer Resistance: High