In 1875, the camphor tree was introduced to Florida. It was brought to Florida as an ornamental shrub and for use on camphor plantations. The leaves are a glossy light green with three major veins and a pointy oval-like form. When crushed, they emit a pungent camphor odour. In mild regions, the tree may be evergreen. In the spring, the tree produces clusters of tiny, off-white blooms that mature into drupes, which are spherical, black fruits.
Botanical Name : Cinnamomum camphora d.b.
Common Name : Camphor Tree
Height : 20-65 ft
Spread : 30-40 ft
Germination Info : Sow seed in Fall and will germinate in the Spring.
Hardiness zone : 9-11
Other info : D.B. (Dried Berries)
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 258