Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)

Native: China and Japan

General Notes:

Cinnamomum camphora in Stanislaus is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 53 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 294 inches and a crown spread of 121 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Rounded or Umbrella
  • Foliage: Evergreen Elliptic, Glossy Light to Medium Green, No Change
  • Height: 50 - 65 feet.
  • Width: 50 - 60 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Fragrant Flowers in Spring.
  • Black: Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.
  • Bark: Dark Gray, Light Gray or Red Brown, Blocky or Furrowed.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.​

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 8, 9 and 12 – 24, USDA Hardiness 9 - 11.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Susceptible: Anthracnose, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.​

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: High.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Biogenic Emissions: Low.
  • Attracts: Birds.

Source:

SelecTree. "Cinnamomum camphora Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 23, 2018.
​< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cinnamomum-camphora >

 

 Camphor tree