Persea Red Bay

Persea borbonia
Also known as: Redbay

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Persea borbonia
Also known as: Redbay

Handsome, aromatic, native, evergreen tree, with dense crown that has many benefits. The ascending branches are covered with a dense, rusty pubescence and its aromatic leaves are leathery and narrowly oval. Pale-yellow flowers occur in small panicles from leaf axils and are followed by dark-blue to black fruit. Several bird species relish the fruit and the leaves can be used as a spice in flavoring soups and meats.

Yearly Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness Zone: 7-10

Light: Partial Shade, shade

Mature Growth: 40-65 feet high

Soil: Moist, rich organic matter

Blooms: Summer

Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees

Larval Host Plant for: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Polydamas Swallowtail butterfly

Plant Size when available: 1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon

Additional information


Bare Root Seedlings, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon