Myrica pensylvanica

Common Name: Bayberry, Northern

Thrives in poor sandy to heavy clay soils.  Very salt tolerant as well and often found along the seashore.  Excellent deciduous plant for mass plantings, borders, or mixing with evergreens for texture in the landscape.  Grows in poor soil conditions where other plants fail to survive. 

More About Myrica pensylvanica

  • Extremely adaptable and durable native shrub.


5-10 ft


5-10 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 to 7

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Myrica pensylvanica Characteristics


  • Border or Bed
  • Fragrant
  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant