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Plant Facts
Common Name: Bayberry
Botanical Name: Myrica pennsylvanica
Nativity: Eastern North America
Hardiness Zone: 3-6
Type: Shrub
Size: Height: 5-10′, spread: 5-10′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Rounded
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Seasonal Features: Semi-evergreen
Fall Color: No change
Winter Form: Semi-evergreen foliage
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May
Fruit Color: Grayish-white, aromatic

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun – part shade
Soil Type: Sand, loam, clay
Soil Moisture: Wet, moist, dry
Urban Tolerances: Drought tolerant, salt tolerant, flood tolerant
Wildlife Value: Birds

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Water until established.  Low maintenance, will naturalize


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