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Plant Name:

Northern Bayberry

Scientific Name:

Myrica pensylvanica


Northern Bayberry is a deciduous shrub with aromatic gray-green leaves and waxy blue-gray berries.


Coastal areas, sandy soils


Provides food and habitat for birds, including migratory species.

Growing Conditions:

Northern Bayberry thrives in well-drained soil and full sun.


Northern Bayberry berries can be used to make candles and soaps.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Fruits (bayberries) can be eaten raw or used in cooking

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Fun Facts:

Northern Bayberry is native to eastern North America and is known for its waxy berries. The leaves are fragrant when crushed. It is a salt-tolerant plant commonly found in coastal regions.

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