Northern Bayberry is native to coastal areas in the eastern United States. It is a tough shrub that tolerates salt, clay soils, and drought once established. Leathery-green, aromatic leaves emerge late in the spring, and turn deep red in the fall. Leaves may persist during mild winters. Females produce waxy, gray berries that are a good winter food source for birds. An excellent shrub for borders or massing. Needs a male pollinator for berries.