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Cinnamomum jensenianum

Camphor Tree

Cinnamon

Comments

This variety does not grow as tall as other camphor trees; produces branches of glossy, aromatic green foliage with the scent of camphor; white flowers in spring; an impressive landscape tree for smaller areas; plant away from structures

Description

This variety does not grow as tall as other camphor trees; produces branches of glossy, aromatic green foliage with the scent of camphor; white flowers in spring; an impressive landscape tree for smaller areas; plant away from structures

Landscape Attributes

Camphor Tree is an evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Camphor Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade;Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Camphor Tree will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 150 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

7b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 feet

10 feet

alkaline

sandy

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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