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Small bayberry (Morella caroliniensis) Seeds

Small bayberry (Morella caroliniensis) Seeds

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An excellent native shrub for poor, sandy or gravelly soils. In the spring, small bright yellow-green flowers attract early spring pollinators. Plants are either male or female and the latter produce small gray, waxy berries in the fall that are relished by birds. Foliage is light green and fragrant and can be used like bay leaves in cooking. Wax from the fruits was traditionally used in candles. The shrub makes a nice low hedge on its own or mixed with wild rose and sweet fern. Thrives in tough urban, roadside, and seaside environments. Can be cut back to the ground every spring to be used as a ground cover.

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