Same superior habit and attractive deep gray-green foliage that the female Silver Sprite™ displays. This non-fruiting male Bayberry shrub has a dense, broad-oval habit. Leaves are leathery and aromatic when crushed. The semi-evergreen foliage on this selection has a purple-toned color during the winter.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in slightly acidic, moist soil. Does well on dry, sandy, infertile soils once established. Tolerant of wet soil and salt spray. Use in shrub borders, naturalized plantings, and herb gardens.
This is an excellent selection to use as a pollinator for Myrica Silver SpriteTM. Plant within 10' of each other for good fruit production, one male plant can pollinate multiple female plants.
Size: 3-5' tall, 4-6' wide in 5 years. Plant zones: 4-7. Code: 3MYRSILM.
Genus/Common Name: Myrica/Bayberry
full sun/partial shade
Container Size: 2.59qt/2.45L