This compact bayberry selection reaches just 6’ tall. The glossy foliage is larger than the species and has an attractive, leathery texture. It could be used in the garden as an informal hedge, or as a dark green backdrop to colorful borders. It is an absolute must for bird gardens attractingchickadees, red-bellied woodpeckers, tree swallows, catbirds, bluebirds, yellow-rumped warblers and more. Lovely combined with native roses (Rosa carolina), sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina), meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. latifolia), and staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina). Tolerant of environmental stresses such as heat, drought, soil compaction and salt. A selection from Lake County Nursery
Prefers an average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Sandy, slightly acidic soil is best but these plants are adaptable to a wide range of soil types and moisture levels. Best planted in groups as a male plant is needed to pollinate female, fruit bearing plants.