Red Bay | Bulls Island Natural Area

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Description

Persea borbonia
• Also known as Bull Bay
• Evergreen with narrow head
• Grows to 75 feet tall
• Trunk 3 feet in diameter
• Red bark
• Bright red lumber used for making cabinets
• Elliptic leathery leaves resemble Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
• Small, blue fruit

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