Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous
  • Alternate Common Name: Camphorwood
  • Average Height: Camphor trees can reach 60-90 feet tall at maturity
  • Average Width: The camphor tree canopy can reach up to 50 ft diameter.
  • Leaf Description: The leaves on camphor trees have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed.
  • Bark Description: It has a pale bark that is very rough and fissured vertically.
  • Twig Description: Camphor trees have slender twigs, which are initially green but change to reddish brown. Buds are sharply pointed, roughly 1/2 inch in length.
  • Flowering: In spring, the camphor tree produces bright green foliage with masses of small white flowers.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: The camphor tree has become invasive in the southeastern United States.

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