| 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
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