Photo Courtesy of NVK Nurseries

Myrica pensylvanica (Northern Bayberry)

This dense-branching deciduous shrub features narrow leathery grey-green foliage and insignificant flowers with grayish-white fruits that are covered with a waxy, aromatic substance that can be used to make candles, soaps and sealing wax.
Both male and female plants are necessary for berries.

Blooms late spring
5-10 ft tall x 5-10 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Attracts birds


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native