Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Medium from old wood, probably fast from shoots which develop from roots.Mature Height - 5-12'Mature Width - 5-12'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - May be monoecious, but tends toward dioecious. Flowers borne in catkins, March-April with male consisting of a varying number of stamens; the female consisting of a one-celled ovary with two stalkless stigmas. Sepals and petals are absent.Fruit - Small, gray, waxy-coated, rounded, 0.2" wide drupe which persists throughout the winter. Male and female plants are required for good fruit development.Leaf - Fall Color - non-existantBark - Rounded or agular stem when young with a small, continuous, green pith.Other Features - Excellent plant for massing, border, or foundation plantings.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Thrives in poor, sterile, sandy soil, full sun to half shade. Appears to be adaptable to clay soils. Chlorosis can be a problem with high pH soils, but can be reduced with soil treatments. Fairly salt tolerant.Native Habitat - Newfoundland to western New York, Maryland, and North Carolina. Primarily along the seashore.Diseases and Insects - None Serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Bayberry.- Other plants of the family Myricaceae.- Other plants of the genus Morella.- Other plants of the species Morella pensylvanica.