Cinnamomum glandulifera/Camphor Tree

Cinnamomum glandulifera / Cinnamomum glandulifera
Young, emerging foliage
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Young, emerging foliage


Flower panicles beginning to form in early spring

Cinnamon-colored bark with vertical ridges. Large tree growing in gardens at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy

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Scientific Name: Cinnamomum glandulifera
Common Name: Camphor Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This is a tall evergreen tree native to China. It produces bright green foliage and panicles of small flowers in spring.. Trunks are are cinnamon-brown. The bark and roots are used medicinally.