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Camphor

Cinnamomum camphora

Large, spreading tree requires open spaces or big yards. Develops beautiful structure with age. Fragrant leaves and dark berries.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
45-55 ft
Width:
50-75 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Shape:
spreading
Fall color:
None
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Sunset Zones:
8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
No serious problems in vigorous trees - but prefers well drained soil.
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
No, too broad

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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