Umbellularia californica
CALIFORNIA LAUREL, HEADACHE TREE
Lauraceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen tree

Hardiness zones: 8-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
18m
Plant habit
 
12m

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Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: late winter to late spring

Leaves: unpleasant aroma

Edibility: culinary herb, edible fruit, leaves
 
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Umbellularia californica
CALIFORNIA LAUREL, HEADACHE TREE
Lauraceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen tree

Hardiness zones: 8-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
18m
Plant habit
 
12m

FEATURES

Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: late winter to late spring

Leaves: unpleasant aroma

Edibility: culinary herb, edible fruit, leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean & oriental designs

Uses: informal screen, street tree, shade tree

Growth rate: slow

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Dangers to touch: leaves






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