Plant Care Bayberry


Also known as

candle-berry, candletree, candlewood, northern bayberry, small waxberry, swamp candleberry, tallow bayberry, tallowshrub, tallowtree and waxberry


Morella pensylvanica

How to care for Bayberry


How often to water your Bayberry

Water needs for Bayberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Bayberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bayberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bayberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bayberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bayberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bayberry in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bayberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bayberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bayberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Bayberry


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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