Scrub bay, Silk bay Persea borbonia var. humilis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
General Landscape Uses:
Accent tree in sunny, dry locations.
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description: Medium tree or large shrub with a dense round-topped to cylindrical crown. Bark brown, thick, roughened by many furrows and ridges. Leaves medium green above, waxy beneath, 1-3 inches long, aromatic when crushed.
Dimensions: Typically 15-25 feet in height in South Florida; to 38 feet in Florida. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Endemic to peninsular Florida from Volusia, Putnam, Marion and Levy County south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.