CINNAMOMUM camphora

Commonly known as Camphor tree

When you crush the leaves the spicy smell is overwhelming. Tender but well worth trying in a sheltered spot as this is a handsome foliage shrub
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CINNAMOMUM camphora

 
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£20.00 each 
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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Evergreen
    Narrowly ovate, boldly-veined, glossy leaves to 10cm (4in), red-tinted when young, then rich-green.
  • Height
    20m (70ft)
  • Spread
    5-8m (15-25ft)
  • Tree
    Erect to spreading habit. Flowers are small, bowl-shaped and borne in clusters 5-7cm (2-3in) across followed by black berries.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Medicinal properties - fleshy fruit is grown for its spicy flavouring and used in traditional medicine. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy.
  • Pests & Diseases
    scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin
    tropical areas of eastern and southeastern Asia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based compost, plenty of light but shade from hot sun.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
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20m (70ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5-8m (15-25ft)
 

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