Plant ID forum: Can someone help me identify this tree

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South Africa
Feb 10, 2018 8:58 AM CST
I have this tree in my garden and was wondering what it is?

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Name: Jai or Jack
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Feb 10, 2018 11:47 AM CST
Could it be some kind of Nuxia? Some of them are endemic to South Africa but I don't know all the species.

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South Africa
Feb 10, 2018 12:14 PM CST
Thanks! I thought it might be a camphor tree?

Her's another pic
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Feb 10, 2018 3:21 PM CST
When you crush a leaf, does it have a camphor smell?
South Africa
Feb 10, 2018 5:10 PM CST
I have no idea what camphor smells like...
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Feb 10, 2018 6:36 PM CST
The flowers look like Eucalyptus to me.
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Feb 10, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Syzygium cordatum
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