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Persea borbonia

Common Name(s):
Redbay
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Native; larval plant for palamedes and spicebush swallowtails; fruit eaten by birds

Height:
15-40 ft.
Flower:
Nonshowy white flowers in summer; 0.5 in. blue to black fruit in fall
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types (moist, dry)
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Oval to rounded
Width:
10-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2-4 in. alternate, simple leaves; a few yellow or red leaves drop during the season
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2067

Persea borbonia Persea borbonia
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Persea borbonia Persea borbonia
Scott Zona, CC BY-NC-2.0
Persea borbonia Persea borbonia
Malcolm Manners, CC BY - 2.0
Persea borbonia Persea borbonia
Scott Zona , CC BY-NC-2.0
Persea borbonia Persea borbonia
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Persea borbonia Persea borbonia
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Persea borbonia Persea borbonia
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0