Persea palustris

swamp bay

Lauraceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Aroma, fragrance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: If you have this plant in your landscape, retain it to supply larval food for the spicebush swallowtail and other butterflies.
Considerations: Do not move deadwood. It will spread the disease.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Native Habitats: Shallow areas in swamps, hydric savannas, seep slopes including cutthroat seeps, wet flatwoods, sloughs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments:

This species and other members of the Lauraceae are being attacked by a serious, fatal disease. Do not plant this plant unless you are absolutely sure that it is not infected!