Plant Details: Red Bay
Category Trees  
Zone: 7 - 11
 
Out_of_stock: N
Common Name Red Bay Variety  
Regional Names  
Botanical Name Persea borbonia
Description This evergreen tree usually reaches a mature size 30'High x 20'Wide . Bright green evergreen leaves 3-4" long, early settlers used these aromatic leaves as a substitute for the Mediterranean Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis) in which it is related. It is still used in cooking by many coastal residents for flavoring stews and spaghetti sauce. Redbay (Persea borbonia) differs from the Swamp Redbay (Persea palustris) in that Persea borbonia leaf undersides petioles and twigs do not have brownish hairs. This Persea prefers rich moist sites.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
N
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
Y
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
Y
 
shade:
Y
  Deciduous:
N
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2010-09-05 00:36:21.0
Container Size
Price
1 Gallon
18.00
3 Gallon
28.00
Last Update:
2010-01-23 19:22:18.0
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