Plant Details: Southern Bayberry
Category Shrubs  
Zone: 5 - 10
 
Out_of_stock: N
Common Name Southern Bayberry Variety  
Regional Names  
Botanical Name Myrica heterophylla
Description Myrica heterophylla is not as well known as species cerifera (commom Waxy Myrtle). This Wax Myrtle has waxy fruits that are used to make scented candles and soap. The small wax gray berries are a favorite food for songbirds and it is host plant of a small butterfly, the Red-banded Hairstreak. Heterophylla is an evergreen of smaller stature with larger leaves than its more common cousin. Reaching a height at maturity of 5-7'High x 10'Wide. Southern Bayberry prefers moist sites with rich soils. It primarily grows in the coastal plain but is often found around spring heads in the Piedmont.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
N
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
Y
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
Y
 
shade:
Y
  Deciduous:
N
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2017-10-06 21:42:08.0
Container Size
Price
1 Gallon
18.00
Last Update:
2017-10-06 21:42:34.0
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