Redbay Tree

Redbay Tree

Redbay Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Persea borbonia
Hardiness Zones:   7 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types (moist, dry)
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Oval to rounded
Height:   15 to 40
Weight:   10 to 20'
Leaf:   2 to 4" alternate, simple leaves; a few yellow or red leaves drop during the season
Flower/Fruit:   Nonshowy white flowers in summer; .5" blue to black fruit in fall
Comments:    Native; larval plant for palamedes and spicebush swallowtails; fruit eaten by
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   --