Cinnamon Tree

Cinnamomum verum

Cinnamon Sticks, Powder and Flowers By Simon A. Eugster [GFDL,CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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.
Other Names: #PD #MJ

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Specifications of Cinnamon Tree

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March

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Cinnamon Tree Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 1y ago


Planted not long ago. But now it started to grow. Very nice, decorative tree.

★★★★★ 2y ago

MANLY WEST, QLD, Australia

Cinnamomum Verum  I am growing this to put the leaves in my coffee . OMG , what a difference it makes to the coffee . No bitterness . Very very slow growing here . Red loam / clay soil . Tons of water . Whole trees mulched and spread around the base...

★★★★ 4y ago


because the concept of growing my own spices is so romantic and exciting and I love to try new things and enjoy challenges! Cinnamon is one of my most favourite spices! Imagine drinking a cinnamon chai with cinnamon that YOU grew! Or making cinnamon sc...

Tony Roland
7y ago

Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

Cinnamon Tree

3m high in 2 years Tony Roland Kingscliff nsw 25/04/2013

★★★★★ 10y ago

CAWONGLA, NSW, Australia

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.

Chrissie Eckersley
10y ago

Kahibah, NSW, Australia

Cinnamon Tree

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.

★★★★ 10y ago

CAWONGLA, NT, Australia

I planted one of thses a few years ago, as a novelty. Even though it is designated Low Frost Tolerance, it has survived the black frost of a couple of years ago with no problems. It has beautiful red new growth, and one day I might harvest the cinnamon...

★★★★★ 11y ago

Maryland, NSW, Australia

I got my cinnamon tree not so long ago and it appears to be doing well! There are some buds on the tips so I am watching in anticipation........

★★★★ 11y ago

Bluewater, QLD, Australia

Growing slowly but steadily.

David White
14y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


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.

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