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PlantFiles: Camphor Tree
Cinnamomum chekiangensis

Family: Lauraceae (law-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cinnamomum (sin-uh-MOH-mum) (Info)
Species: chekiangensis (che-kyang-EN-sis) (Info)

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over 40 ft. (12 m)

Unknown - Tell us

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive runnow On May 4, 2010, runnow from Sevierville, TN wrote:

An attractive plant that grows rapidly in hot weather.
Usually considered a Zone 8 plant but the clone (Camelia
Forest) is successful in Zone 7B although it may get some
damage in hard winters.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama
Fresno, California
Murrieta, California
Sevierville, Tennessee
Houston, Texas

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