Cinnamomum camphora
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Cinnamomum camphora

camphor tree

  genus cinnamomum 

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Genus  Cinnamomum Species  camphora Variety  Cultivar  Common names  camphor tree Family  Specimen number  S10334 Data source  MedPl p188;Frgnt p206
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Cinnamomum camphora has wood that is mildly resinous. Camphor tree can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antiseptic   carcinogenic   stimulant   antispasmodic   antirheumatic   emollient Medicinal parts  Stems   Root   Wood   Leaves   Twigs   Essential oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  yes Toxicity precautions  Do not take internally. Medicinal notes  Cinnamomum camphora has herbal applications as an antiseptic, as a carcinogenic, as a stimulant and as an antispasmodic. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. Camphor tree is not permitted in some countries. The stems together with the root and the wood and the leaves and the twigs and the essential oil are considered to be the valuable parts by the herbalist. Do not take internally.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  camphor scented wood Fragrance parts  Wood Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Cinnamomum camphora most likely originates from China and Japan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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