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
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 (special order item) – 10 Bundle Pack Bare Root Seedlings – ONLY available until March 1st.