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A picture of a Camphor Laurel

Camphor Laurel

Cinnamomum camphora

Also known as

Camphor Oil Plant, Camphor Tree, Ho Wood

Starr 060429-8044 Cinnamomum camphora by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

36m

Max

11m

10m

Min

5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Camphor Laurel

A large Cinnamomum camphora tree in a park
A photo of Camphor Laurel

Camphor Laurel Overview

Cinnamomum camphora is a species of aromatic evergreen tree from the Lauraceae family. Gown for the leathery foliage and characterised by the production of aromatic oils in the 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 Laurel

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Camphor Laurel

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Camphor Laurel

Shade in parks or streets.