Morella pensylvanica / Bayberry


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”.

Female plants bear fruit. A female and male tree are recommended for fruiting. As of this time, our plants are not yet flowering, and we cannot guarantee sex of individual plants. Please contact us for more information.

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Height: 4′ – 10′      Blooms: May

Siting: Dry to moist, sun to part sun

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ





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