I just love this tree as it is full of character. It has a very irregular branch structure and small, crinkly leaves which give off a strong, camphor-like fragrance, especially in spring when they are young and fresh. The bark is covered in small white spots which contrast well against the dark purple stems.
Bark: Beautiful dark bark covered with small, silvery white spots.
Leaves: Deciduous, small, ovoid, shiny, dark green leaves with wavy margins. Resin smells like camphor when rubbed against.
Autumn colour: Yellow
Ultimate height: 15m
Uses: Large tree with a characterful asymmetrical shape. Doesn’t throw heavy shade, open and airy.
Requirements: Needs wind protection, otherwise quite undemanding.