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Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree

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 Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis
Family: Lauraceae
Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree
Origin: Florida
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFlood tolerant

Persea borbonia develops a dense, pyramidal crown with gently drooping branches. The bright green, aromatic leaves are simple and oblong or lance shaped and 4 - 6 in (10-15 cm) long. Somewhat glossy with grayish undersides the leaves are pleasantly aromatic when crushed. The fruit is a small bright blue to shiny black drupe. Persea borbonia is usually associated with lowlands, hardwood swampy forests and moist or swampy conditions, but occurs in a variety of habitats, ranging from edges of fields and ditches to dry sandy areas, ridges and even dunes near the coast.


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 Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree

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Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree

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Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree

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Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree

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