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Swamp Bay, Swamp Red Bay, Swamp Sweet Bay
Persea borbonia var. pubescens


Swamp bay is smaller than red bay, (var. borbonia), and the lower surfaces of the leaves, fruit stalks, and young branchlets are covered with shaggy brown hairs. It grows in wet areas in southeast Texas. It has been called both Persea pubescens and P. palustris, and some authors consider it the same as P. borbonia.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring summer

Fruit Characteristics: dark blue to black drupe, 1/2 in. long

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: high water or bog

Soil Requirements: acid neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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