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

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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 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!


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Propagation

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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