Camphor | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) is a fast growing, dense, shade-producing tree that grows to a moderate height, the Camphor Tree looks great in any landscape design where a lush appeal is desired.  This uniquely shaped tree grows well in any soil type and requires very little maintenance.

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Water Needs

Moist soil, better drought resistance in coastal climates


Full sun to partial shade


65 feet

Growth Rate

24 inches per season


Inconspicuous, Fragrant


Winter or Summer
Small black drupe

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Anthracnose, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium

Fire Resistance


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To learn more about creating a water wise landscape, check out our complete list of the best drought tolerant and drought resistant trees for North County San Diego.
For more information on our tree services, or to ask Tree Barber’s Certified Arborist a question, please feel free to contact us directly at 760.745.7871.