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Northern Bayberry in S. Ontario?

Posted by greenrr 5a S. Ontario (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 5, 06 at 12:12

I have bought 4 Northern Bayberry shrubs spring 2005. Where in Southern Ontario are there other Northern Bayberry's that I can go look at in their maturity? It seems this is not a very popular shrub as it's hardly talked about in the shrub forum.

I'm near Markham, Ontario.

Mine are about 1 foot tall & it takes them a long time to get their growth spurt in the spring.

Cheers,
Greenrr


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RE: Northern Bayberry in S. Ontario?

I bought some seeds of this plant and am trying to get them to germinate. One source I read said the height can be anywhere from 5 to 12 feet. Apparently there are separate male and female plants and the females get the berries. Anyways, this seems like a very hardy dependable shrub.

Glen


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RE: Northern Bayberry in S. Ontario?

Some of the reasons for getting this shrub is that it is road salt tolerant, get's to 5-10 ft tall, is semi-evergreen here in Ontario anyways, & is pretty hardy.

I guess for some reason, it's not that popular, or as the following link shows - it's rare here.

I did buy 4, but have no idea what sex they are as this is the second year for them. I suppose with time if there are no berries they are either all male, or all female eh?

If they are so rare, I'm surprised that I found them - Vandermeer Nursery in Ajax.

http://www.ontariotrees.com/main/b/bayberry/

Cheers,
Greenrr


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