This handsome evergreen is a native of Japan and produces the camphor of commerce. It has a close pyramidal or oval-shaped head with laurel-like leaves, the young leaves having a pink tint which gives it a striking appearance in the landscape. In the Southern and warmer portions of the State it makes a very good sidewalk tree.

Propagate, in March, by seeds sown one-eighth of an inch deep, or by cuttings, also in March, put into cutting-mixture, composed of half sand and half leaf-mold; place in a cold frame until the cuttings are calloused and give gentle bottom heat until rooted.