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Morella caroliniensisMorella caroliniensis (Myrica heterophylla)

southern or swamp bayberry

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS

Characteristics

Height: 8-12'
Spread: 8-12'
Flowers: Apr.-Jun.; yellowish-green
Fruit: Sept.-Apr.; bluish white; berry
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry or moist thickets and woods, bogs

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird *

Notes

glossy dark green leaves, leaves larger than M. cerifera, plants fuller

Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/394.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004