Camphor Trees

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  1. Camphor Tree and Lawn Weeds
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Asked by Anonymous on March 27, 2013
Camphor Tree and Lawn Weeds

We have a mature camphor tree in the front yard, which every year drops hundreds of berries into the grass. As a result, my lawn is INFESTED with small camphor seedlings. I used to pull them up by hand, but I can’t keep up and the lawn looks aweful – about half grass and half weed. Any suggestions for dealing with this?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

This article on Camphor trees has several suggestions on management of this plant: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/101

(The management section is about 1/3 of the way thru the article.)

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Asked by Anonymous on November 7, 2014
Camphor Trees and Flower Beds

Can I plant flowers at the base of my camphor tree?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They will not prevent them from growing. You may find issues with the flowers having enough water to grow, as the tree may use up the available water.

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Asked by Juliebrown3040 on June 11, 2016
Camphor Tree Shavings

I recently had a camphor tree cut down and saved some of the shavings when they ground the stump. If I use these around my flowering plants to keep down weeds, will it harm them?

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LuvaLeigh
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As long as your plants are mature it should not have any adverse reactions. If you have some concerns about the shavings robbing nitrogen from your existing plants you can incorporate them into a compost pile for a season and allow them to decompose a bit before adding them to your garden bed.

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Asked by R warren on May 20, 2017
Camphor Tree (Mature) Watering Needs

We have 30 year old camphor trees in our yard (live in San Diego)

How much watering do they need

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

During a dry spell or drought situation, 1 inch of water every 2 to 3 weeks.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/camphor-tree/camphor-tree-growing.htm

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