SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Attractive coppery red new growth.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Chile.
Additional Common Names
CRYPTOCARYA, RED LAUREL
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Round, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Cream. Flowers in Winter.
Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring.
Bark Dark Brown, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 14 - 17 and 20 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cryptocarya rubra Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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