Morella pensylvanica – Northern Bayberry

Northern Bayberry (Morella pensylvanica) is a native shrub that can be found on coastlines and in swampy woodlands. Northern bayberry has alternate, waxy leaves which have a few shallow teeth at the tip end. The shrubs produce clusters of bluish gray fruits in the fall.   In the spring, the tender leaves can be used […]

Bayberry, Aromatic Leaves and Wax Candles

Bayberry (Myrica), a group of aromatic species known to many as bay-rum tree, candleberry, wax myrtle and sweet gale. You can find many bayberry varieties growing across most continents, excluding Australia. You can usually find it growing in damp areas, like stretches of coastline or swampy woodland. The scientific name of Myrica is derived from […]