Swamp bay (Persea palustris)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/3 to 1/2 inch bluish-black drupes.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

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