Northern Bayberry - Myrica pensylvanica

Native to USA

State distribution (USDA): CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT 

Dense deciduous shrub ranging from 5 to 10 feet tall, with a 5 to 10-foot spread. Northern Bayberry is attractive to birds mainly for the waxy gray berries a pollinated female plant produces in late summer - they are an absolute favorite of the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. The thickness of the Bayberry Shrub makes it a strong candidate for providing shelter and nesting options for ground dwelling birds.

Birds Most Commonly Assocaited with Northern Bayberry

American Robin     Black-Capped Chickadee     Cedar Waxwing     Eastern Bluebird     Gray Catbird     Northern Flicker     Red-Bellied Woodpecker     Red-Eyed Vireo     Tree Swallow     Yellow-Rumped Warbler