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Common Name: Bayberry

Species Name: Myrica pensylvanica

Family Name: Myricaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Eastern North America
Sun Preference Full Sun



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 12-foot diameter, 12-foot height
    • Leaves: Alternate, simple, obovate to oblong-obovate or oblong, 2-4 inches long, 0.5-1.5 inches wide, serrate toward apex or entire



Soil Preference Adapted to most soil conditions
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone
Notes Salt and drought tolerant; the northern cousin of Southern Waxmyrtle but just as well suited to Oklahoma


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