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Persea

Persea spp.

Tilia tomentosa by Bruce Marlin (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

9b-10b

USDA zone

-4°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

5m

1m

Min

1m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Persea Overview

A genus containing 118 accepted species of evergreen shrubs and small trees in the Lauraceae family, native to Central and South America, southeastern Asia. Members of this genus have simple glossy leaves and small green flowers, followed by pear-shaped edible fruits. The most well-known and, in tropical and mediterranean climates, extensively cultivated member is P. americana, commonly known as Avocado. There are many cultivars available, but are usually grown indoors as container plants and rarely flower.

Common problems with Persea

How to propagate Persea

Seed

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Grafting

Graft in late summer or winter.

Special features of Persea

Attractive fruits