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Other Names

Bog Myrtle
Wax Myrtle

Bayberry Facts

Bayberry is a familiar common name for any of about 35 species from the genus Myrica. Other common names for Bayberry include Bog Myrtle, Candleberry, Sweet Gale, Wax Myrtle, and Yumberry. Some common names for Bayberry are specific to a particular species, such as Chinese Bayberry for Myrica rubra, California Bayberry for Myrica californica, Faya Bayberry for Myrica faya, and Northern Bayberry for Myrica pensylvanica. Bayberry is also very commonly called Waxberry, but this is not to be confused with Symphoricarpos albus, or Snowberry, also called Waxberry.

Bayberry Farms

It may be possible to find any bayberry farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Bayberry Stories

Plant these for the birds
Avoid the popular invasive, burning bush (Euonymous alatus). • Bayberry (Morella pensylvanica,) is semi-evergreen. You need one male to ensure berry production, so plant at least three or four shrubs to increase your chances for fruit development ... The Journal News / [ story ]

The Outside Story: Feathered Whirlwinds head south
A second defining characteristic: unlike all other swallows, which dine exclusively on insects, tree swallows are able to digest fruit and seeds, including the fruits of bayberry and viburnum. Tree swallows that find themselves in a cold snap with ... Mountaintimes [ story ]

Clouds of Tree Swallows Descend on the Cape and Islands
... to get sustenance for energy but not carry the added weight. They eat the berries and shortly after excrete the seed. Swallow flocks leave a virtual blanket of bayberry seeds upon large parts of dune areas thereby assuring a new crop of plants into ... WCAI [ story ]

Photo - The Phytofactor - Chicago, Illinois

Selected Species

Bog Myrtle
California Bayberry
Chinese Bayberry
Faya Bayberry
Northern Bayberry
Red Bayberry
Southern Wax Myrtle
Wax Myrtle

Other Species

Myrica adenophora
Myrica esculenta
Myrica hartwegii
Myrica heterophylla
Myrica holdrigeana
Myrica inodora
Myrica integra
Myrica nana
Myrica parvifolia
Myrica pilulifera
Myrica pubescens
Myrica serrata

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