where to plant my bayberries
I've got an order coming from Musser forests with some shrubs, including northern bayberry.
Anybody growing these in Ohio or similar, know how big they might get? I'm getting 5, was thinking of planting them in a clump, maybe 6 feet apart in full sun.
I've often read that yellow-rumped (myrtle) warblers eat the small fruits. This winter I witnessed that a couple times - both in Virginia and Florida. Those might have been southern versions of bayberries, but im hoping these will be attractive to birds here.
I've noticed bayberries here grown under the eaves of fast-food restaurants - the foliage looks kind of "ratty" at the end of winter, so maybe these shouldn't be in a prominent spot.