Myrica pensylvanica Bobee™ ('Bogozam') - Bobee™ Bayberry
Myrica pensylvanica Bobee™ ('Bogozam')
Dense aromatic foliage along with a thick branching habit forms a compact globe-shaped, flowing shrub that thrives in a multitude of exposures and soils. In the winter birds love the waxy gray berries and the dense foliage for cover while it provides cover for other garden critters year-round.
- Aromatic berries are a winter treat for birds
- Dense and compact form is great for small gardens
- Deep green foliage is highly aromatic
- Tolerates drought and very sandy soils
- Thrives at the seaside and holds soil well
Sandy, coastal areas of Maritime Maine south to North Carolina and west to Ohio.
Native stands of this plant provided an essential supply of aromatic oils that were used historically to manufacture soaps, candles, and other household products still used today to make bayberry candles.
Grows best in average, dry, and well-drained soils.