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Bayberry is an easy to grow, aromatic shrub. Groupings of plants need a least one male plant to facilitate pollination of the female plants and subsequent fruit set. Shrubs tend to sucker and may form sizable colonies. Male and female flowers appear in separate catkins on separate plants. Neither catkin is showy, with only the male flowers displaying color yellowish green. Flowers on female plants, if pollinated, are followed by attractive clusters of tiny, grayish-white fruits in late summer which usually persist through the winter. The fruits are covered with an aromatic, waxy substance which is used to make bayberry candles, soaps and sealing wax. Fruits are attractive to birds. Host plant for several moths, including an oddly named one, The Little Wife Underling.