Camphor wood/tree

weaver_46(z9 Texas US)April 10, 2006

My neighbor cut down a camphor tree and now has a mound of camphor mulch in her yard. It smells wonderful, but is it good for anything? She said she heard not to use it a mulch around plants.

Rebecca

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

The attached link might shed some light on this topic. I can find no indication that this plant cannot be used as mulch.

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    Bookmark   June 5, 2006 at 10:08PM
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quirkpod(7 Lewisville NC)

What a shame it is invasive due to seeds. I was given the task of finding one for the garden club here 5 yrs ago in central NC but had no luck. Enjoy the mulch while you can. The active ingredient is in Vicks Vapor Rub and has medicinal use such as anti-fungal. Dr Oz says to use Vicks on toenail fungus, but I bet that mulch would drive away all sorts of rodents.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 4:58PM
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