SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA
Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to North America.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 30 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Persistent, Blue to Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches) Wildlife use it.
Bark Brown, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Borer and Scales, Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Attracts Birds and Mammals.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Persea borbonia Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
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