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Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica): I cannot say enough GREAT things about this feel-good plant. We have it planted in at least a half-dozen places around the school property. Why? Because it's tough, adaptable, and the deer and rabbits absolutely do NOT touch it! We planted it, watered it a few times, and it's been trouble-free ever since. It makes a great screen.


Glossy, semi-evergreen leaves appear on a rounded, multibranched shrub that grows to about 6-8 feet. Small, gray berries appear on the stems in the fall. Crush the fragrant foliage, stems, or berries and you'll understand why it's been used to scent candles and soap. This shrub has drought, erosion, high winds, salt spray, poor soils, and wet site tolerance. In optimum conditions, this shrub suckers easily and forms colonies. Happiest in full sun but will take some shade.


Don't tell the others, but this is our FAVORITE shrub at CGS.


1-gallon bayberry shrub: $15


  • Pickup is at the Columbus Garden School, 1350 E. Cooke Rd, Columbus OH 43224. Arrange a pickup time before coming to CGS by sending text or email first.

    Text 614-404-7236

  • Please pick up your plant(s) within 7 days of submitting your order. Plants not retrieved within 7 days of purchase are considered abandoned (no refunds) and will be donated at CGS discretion.


Slight size differences in plant divisions. You choose your plant when you come for pickup (or let us pick for you). Photo shows plant in 1-gallon pot. First come, first served! No holds without payment. When they're gone, they're GONE!

Northern Bayberry (shrub) - 1g and 3g pot

  • Pick up is at the Columbus Garden School (1350 E. Cooke Rd, Columbus OH 43224). We do NOT ship plants; local delivery may be possible for large orders.

    Inspect your purchase carefully before you leave the garden school. All sales are final.

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