Northern bayberry

Asked August 22, 2018, 8:56 PM EDT

I have had a northern bayberry for quite a few years. It is about 8 to 10 feet tall. It has never had berries on it. Can you tell me possibly why or if there is anything I can do to encourage it getting fruit for the birds? Also because it is getting so tall, when can it be pruned? Thank you for your help. Bev Billingsley

Bay County Michigan bayberry tree not producing fruit

1 Response

Good morning,
Since male and female flowers are on separate plants, both are needed to produce the waxy berries (berries will be produced on female plant only).
Bayberry is an aggressively growing shrub that can be heavily pruned if needed. Best to do in late winter.

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