Cinnamomum camphora growing tree of the genus Cinnamomum also known as Camphor tree or camphorwood, Cinnamomum camphora is perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant for the fragrant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+
Cinnamomum camphora bark
Bark color brown mostly the useful part, the bark fall from the mature trunk sometimes needed help.
Leaves edible, can be used for flavor of the leaves, fragrant but week smell.
Flowers small color yellow, flowers grow on stalk in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Cinnamomum camphora plant growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, brown spots
How to prune:
Week, dead branch
Size of the plant:
10-20 m, 30-60 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot, containers:
Autumn / Winter
General information about the flower:
Small flower in yellow color
Pollination is done by:
Thinning the bloom:
There is no need in the blossom as long as the tree young it’s better to thinning
Grow from seeds
Seeds are yellow with a brown bark, in the wild the seeds pass through the digestive of an animal, to simulate this situation rub the seeds and remove some of the bark, also recommend to sow in slightly acidic soil
Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry dark place
Tropical spring, subtropical early summer
How deep to sow the seed?
1-2 cm from the top
Rich soil, moist, half shade
Watering the seeds:
Average amount of water
20-30 day but can be more
Condition of the sprout:
Do the seeds require burying?
How to make Vegetative Reproduction?
The time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Summer
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction?
Moist, wet soil, half shade, high humidity
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
After tree establish root it doesn’t matter as long as you leave enough leaves on the tree
Information about leaves:
Light to dark green depend on the sun exposure , shiny oval leaves
Uses of Cinnamon leaves:
Beverage, fragrance, cooked
When to harvest bark?
How to harvest bark?
After tree establish every year it’s possible to cut vertical line in the bark and wait until it disconnect from the tree, another option it’s to wait until the tree will take off the bark
Information about the bark:
Uses of the bark:
Beverage, fragrance, cooked