A layout of the fruits of the Allspice tree along with the plants leaves

A layout of the fruits of the Allspice tree along with the plants leaves

Allspice flowers

Allspice flowers

Allspice For Sale (Size: Large)  (Cutting Grown)

Allspice For Sale (Size: Large) (Cutting Grown)

Leaf of the Allspice

Leaf of the Allspice

Allspice fluffy creamy white blossoms in Spring

Allspice fluffy creamy white blossoms in Spring

An evergreen compact shaped tree in the Subtropics, this specimen is heavily pruned keeping it a small size.

An evergreen compact shaped tree in the Subtropics, this specimen is heavily pruned keeping it a small size.


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Allspice takes its name from its aroma. The dried berries smell like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. The evergreen tree that produces the allspice berries is indigenous to the rainforests of Central America.It is a member of the Myrtle family, growing as an attractive tree of dense foliage reaching 12m in tropical conditions. It produces small flowers followed by the hard woody reddish/brown berries. While male and female plants are required for pollination to set fruit, the tree is often grown for ornamental purposes and leaf harvest. Female trees are known to occasionally produce some male flowers, thereby setting fruit.Shade and regular water is required for young plants. Even though flowers contain both types of reproductive organs, most trees produce flowers with only one set of functional reproductive organs ("female flowers" produce infertile pollen and "male flowers" sterile eggs).
Other Names: Jamaican Pepper, Pimenta, myrtle pepper, Pimento, All spice


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Specifications of Allspice

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months July

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Allspice Reviews & Tips

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Martin Witchard
★★★★ 7months ago

Keperra, Queensland, Australia


I was given this and did not know what it was for years. Flowered (small, cream flowers in clusters) prolifically after I cut it back severely. I grow it for the clove-scented leaves rather than the purple-black berries.

★★★★ 7y ago

Redcliffe, Qld, Australia

It is still small, growing in a pot in full sun.  It gets on well with the other plants in the pot, Winter Tarragon, French Tarragon and Thyme.The leaves are used in cooking, no idea if the plant is male or female and we only have one.

★★★★ 10y ago


Bought off ebay as seedling not long ago.  In a pot under front verander which gets the afternoon sun (west facing).  So far doing well.

Alex Sullivan
12y ago

Gisborne South, VIC, Australia


I crush the leaves and make a powder out of them.

Kathryn Kermode
16y ago

Cawongla, NSW, Australia


A beautiful fragrant Tree, use the leaves to line cake tins before pouring the mix in for an infused flavour.

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