What tree is this?

savingferrisAugust 23, 2014

Would someone be able to identify this tree for me? I'm in central florida and have been seeing them quite a bit lately. I believe I must have been mistaking them for oak trees up until I really noticed one. They seem to grow wide or tall like an oak depending on the location of other trees around them. Unfortunately the one I saw today was covered in vines; so I just grabbed a small branch to photograph. I cut one of the small green things in half and it had kind of a strong almost minty smell to it.

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needinfo001

Im not sure what it is but you will get better responses if you post the question in the "name that plant!" forum instead of the tree forum.

Goodluck!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 8:31PM
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nel5397

Camphor Tree.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:12PM
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arbordave (SE MI)

I'm guessing redbay (Persea borbonia)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:14PM
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sam_md

Compare with the Asian tree in this link:

Here is a link that might be useful: Floridata factsheet

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:41PM
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arbordave (SE MI)

looks like nel5397 & sam_md got it right, camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 10:06PM
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savingferris

It's a camphor tree... thank you so much! That was gonna drive me crazy. I'm a bit sad to learn they are an invasive species though. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:32AM
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