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)

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

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

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Fresno, California

Murrieta, California

Sevierville, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.