Cinnamomum camphora

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora

Phonetic: Sin-nuh-moe-mum Kam-fore-uh

Common Name(s): Camphor Tree

Family: Lauraceae
Origin: Asia
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple with a tapered point
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Bright yellow-green (new growth), medium green (when mature)
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: White/insignificant
Flower Color(s): Insignificant

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 8-11
Climate Zone(s): 8,9,14-24
Growth Rate: Slow                          
Height: 30-40 Feet
Spread: 25-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Loam soils with regular moisture

Features: Full canopy habit, small black “berries” in winter, seed is poisonous, can be invasive, essential oil production
Uses: Lawn tree, park tree, greenbelt tree, street tree, residential and commercial landscape tree, shade tree

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