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Morella pensylvanica

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, poor, sand

Height: 4'-12'

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, berries, colonizing, drought tolerant, dune plant, fall interest, hedging plant, salt tolerant, semi-deciduous, showy fruit

Morella pensylvanica (northern bayberry)
  • Morella pensylvanica (northern bayberry)
  • Morella pensylvanica (northern bayberry)
  • Morella pensylvanica (northern bayberry)
  • Morella pensylvanica (northern bayberry)

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Description

Morella pensylvanica

Also known as:

northern bayberry

,

bayberry

,

candleberry

Scientific Synonyms:

Myrica pensylvanica

Description

Dense growing with a rounded form, it is deciduous in the north, semi-deciduous in the south.

Cultivation

Found inland in the northern parts of its native range. Its distribution is limited to coastal areas, sand dunes and barrier islands in the south. Adaptable to a wide range of light, well drained soils.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: OH
  • Exploitably Vulnerable: NY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Myricales
Family Myricaceae Bayberry family
Genus Morella bayberry
Species Morella pensylvanica northern bayberry