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Persea americana | Avocado

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Synonym Names: Persea gratissima

Family: Lauraceae

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This is a large tree that can grow as large as an oak. Its exotic, semi-tropical, drupe fruit is famous for making guacamole dip. Frost damages this plant.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree

Height Range

12-25', 25-40'

Width Range

12-25', 25-40'

Flower Color

Yellow

Flower Season

Winter

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

Green, Purple

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Medium

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

10

Sunset Zones

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

n/a

Design

Design Styles

n/a

Accenting Features

n/a

Seasonal Interest

n/a

Location Uses

Park

Special Uses

Shade Tree

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photography by: Jerry Sortomme SBCC

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