Botanical Name: Cinnamomum verum
Highly ornamental tree and the source of cinnamon spice. The spice itself is the bark that is peeled from the branches after 2 years. Scrape the bark leave for a day so that the inner bark curls into cinnamon sticks as it dries. The base of the leaf can be chewed for a cinnamon flavour. Cinnamon is a very elegant and useful aromatic, much kinder to the palate than the other spice trees.
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
January, February, March
Customer Comments on Cinnamon Tree
Marginal where I am but it has grown enough to produce a reasonable spice. Needs extra care in non tropical areas to even survive much less flourish. Keep as warm as possible, mulch and water well and cross your fingers. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006
Planted mine in summer where it gets semi-sun to full sun, then it became semi-shade, mainly skylight in winter time. Place a plastic sheet barrier to protect if from the cold wind. planted some chamomile as a ground cover for it. So far so good. | Chrissie Eckersley - Kahibah, NSW 21-Aug-2010
3m high in 2 years Tony Roland Kingscliff nsw 25/04/2013 | Tony Roland - Kingscliff, NSW 24-Apr-2013
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Update: 2940 days 18hrs
Comments: - Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning and delightfully aromatic. All my experiments in making cinnamon stick have resulted in piles of scraps of bark. I think I need a field trip to Sri Lanka, just ot be sure.
Height 2 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Water Given in: Summer
Question: I have not worked out how to harvest my cinnamon yet, anyone out there with any tips?
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