Common Name: southern bayberry
Scientific Name: Morella caroliniensis (syn. Myrica caroliniensis)
Native/Naturalized: Native to North America
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 7 in.
Height: 14 ft.
Crown: 10 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Declared national champion in 2015. It appears healthy and sound. It is one in a large colony at this location.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Newport News
Land Owner: The Mariner's Museum and Park
GPS Coordinates: 37.04585, -76.48298
Directions: The colony is approximately 200 feet north of oak tree overlook. Marker on the slope (west facing) above lake (Noland Trail).
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 775-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson