Bayberry, Northern Bayberry, Candleberry
Eastern US, Newfoundland south to North Carolina
Deciduous to semi-evergreen, upright rounded, and fairly dense shrub. Suckers and forms large colonies.
Thrives in poor, sterile, sandy soil as well as heavy clay soils
Excellent plant for massing or borders. Could be integrated into foundation plantings or highway plantings. It is native to the Maryland- Delaware region.
Dark green in summer
Buds are small, sessile, scaled.
Gray, pubescent stems.
yellowish and green
Dioecious plant with dark blue/black fruit covered by a grey bloom.
Seed, cuttings less successful.
'Myda' - Female with heavy fruiting.
'Myriman' - Male counterpart.