Morella caroliniensis (syn. Myrica pensylvanica)
CT DR RG P
Hardy, vigorous semi-evergreen shrub growing 5’-10’ tall depending on site conditions. On the coast, plants tend to be low-growing. Foliage is a glossy deep green slowly turning burgundy to bronze or tan for fall and winter. Leaves and stems are highly aromatic when crushed. Plants are either male or female with females producing gray-green waxy berries that are the source of an essential oil used in candles and soaps. Fixes nitrogen in soil. Tolerates drought, salt spray, and dry, sandy soil. Deer resistant. Provides excellent cover and a fall/winter food source for songbirds. Good for mass plantings, hedges, borders, roadsides and seaside landscapes. Great for tough places as it is adaptable to severe conditions and will colonize rocky, barren areas with underground stems.
2 gallon pot