Camphor laurel is a large evergreen tree, growing up to 20 m tall. The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed.
In spring, it produces lush, bright green foliage and masses of small white flowers. The spherical fruits are 10 mm across, green at first changing to black when ripe.
Controlling Camphor Laurel
Treatment will depend on the size of the plant. For smaller plants less than 3 m in height, foliar spray using Grazon™ Extra Herbicide is recommended. For plants up to 6 m in height, basal bark or cut stump treatment using Access™ Herbicide is recommended and for those over 6 m, stem injection with Tordon™ RegrowthMaster Herbicide is recommended.
Herbicides for control of Camphor Laurel Control
#Note: Preferred product option in bold. *Consult label for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.