Botanical Name: Myrica pensylvanica
Common Name: Bayberry
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Height: 6-10' Spread: 6-10' Habit/Form: Upright Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 3-6
Cultural Requirements: Sun to part shade; tolerant of dry soils; semi-evergreen foliage; gray waxy fruit on female plants.
Ornamental Characteristics: Semi-evergreen foliage; gray waxy fruit on female plants
Uses in the Landscape: Can be used in a shrub border, in mass or as a screen.
Birds Attracted: 85+ species, including warblers, titmouse, vireo, chickadee, and tree swallow
Plant Appeal for Birds: Fruits persist into winter; shelter
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Moderate degree of salt tolerance; use in low exposed areas.
Plant tolerant of occasional or temporary flooding
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