Plant Care Evergreen Bayberry

Evergreen Bayberry

About Evergreen Bayberry

This deciduous shrub native to portions of eastern US in the Myricaceae family is drought, erosion, salt spray, and wet site tolerant. Suckers easily and forms colonies. It needs at least one male per grouping for pollination. It fixes atmospheric nitrogen.

Taxonomy

Morella caroliniensis
Morella
Myricaceae
Fagales

Also known as

Morella pensylvanica and northern bayberry

How to care for Evergreen Bayberry

💦 Water

How often to water your Evergreen Bayberry

Water needs for Evergreen Bayberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Evergreen 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Evergreen Bayberry in your home

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

Evergreen Bayberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Evergreen Bayberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Evergreen Bayberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Evergreen 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 Evergreen Bayberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Evergreen Bayberry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Evergreen Bayberry prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Evergreen Bayberry requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Evergreen Bayberry grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Evergreen Bayberry can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Evergreen Bayberry can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Evergreen Bayberry

Evergreen Bayberry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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