Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-60 ft Width: 3-20 ft
Noted for: Interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: This and other bays are being attacked by a fatal disease. It avoid spreading this plant, it is best not to plant this or other bays.
Considerations: Subject to Laural wilt, which is spread by the redbay ambrosia beetle. Do not move dead wood.
Allow sprouts from stumps to grow to supply larval food for the spicebush swallow tail and other butterflies.
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Native Habitats: Upland hardwood forests, dry mesic hammocks, calcareous hammocks.
Distribution and Planting Zones
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
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!