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Camphor tree

Cinnamomum spp.

Cinnamomum burmannii, blomtakkies, a, Manie van der Schijff BT by JMK (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Camphor tree
A photo of Camphor tree

Camphor tree Overview

Cinnamomum is a large genus containing around 240 species of aromatic evergreen trees and shrubs from the Lauraceae family. They are grown for the leathery foliage and characterised by the production of aromatic oils in their bark and leaves. This genus contains many economically important species and is found across forested tropical and subtropical locations in America, Asia, Australasia and islands in the Oceanian realm.

How to propagate Camphor tree

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Camphor tree

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Camphor tree

Grown for their foliage and to provide shade.