I live in santa clarita ca. I have two camphors trees about 15 ft. tall, I have them planted in my patio on each end about about 25ft apart, one seems to doing great but the other one is loosing alot of leaves I water the one loosing its leaves about once a week,because I was told I might be over watering it, I see now some of the small green berrys and little leave sprouting. When I fill the well under the sick tree the water takes about 10 minutes to filter down. My question is what is the correct course to follow? I read the camphors are good for drought areas, so it seems by cutting back on watering I am seeing a little growth. Any ideas
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It sounds like your soil is very slow to drain.
Well draining soil is needed for success with many trees, including the Camphor Tree.
I am concerned at the proximity you have these trees planted, both to each other and to a patio. This may not be the best tree for your location.
This link will refresh you on the care and growing habit of this tree.