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CRYPTOCARYA
Cryptocarya rubra

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Photo Locations: Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA

General Notes

Attractive coppery red new growth.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Chile.

Family: Lauraceae

Additional Common Names

CRYPTOCARYA, RED LAUREL

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

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.

Moist Soil.

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

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cryptocarya rubra Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cryptocarya-rubra >

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