Persea humilis

scrub bay


Synonyms:  Persea borbonea var. humilis

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Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

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


Considerations: 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.
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: acidic


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Native Habitats: Dry sites. Scrub, high pine, scrubby sandhill.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

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!