- 15 Seeds - Northern Bayberry Shrub Seeds - Myrica pensylvanica
- NAME:Northern Bayberry OTHER COMMON NAMES: Northern Bayberry SCIENTIFIC NAME: Myrica pensylvanica COLOR: Female plants produce small, BB-sized, chalky, silver gray waxy fruits. Wax from the fruit is used to make bayberry candles. PLANT SEEDS: Scarify: Soak in water for 24 hours Stratify: Cold 90 days, 40 Degrees F Germination: Sow 1/4" deep HARVEST: Late Summer PLANT HEIGHT: 5 to 10 feet PLANT SPACING: 5 to 10 feet LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Full sun to part shade SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES:
- OTHER: Culture: Groupings of plants need at least one male plant to facilitate pollination of female plants and subsequent fruit set. Shrubs tend to sucker, and may form sizeable colonies in optimum growing conditions. Uses: Shrub border, foundation plant, difficult growing sites, seashore landscapes, along roadsides, mass plantings, combines well with evergreens, soil stabilization due to colonizing nature.