Cinnamon Sticks, Powder and Flowers

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

How to Grow a Cinnamon Tree

How to Grow a Cinnamon Tree

Cinnamon leaf flush

Cinnamon leaf flush

Cinnamon Tree in the orchard

Cinnamon Tree in the orchard

Cinnamon Tree For Sale (Size: Large)  (Cutting Grown)

Cinnamon Tree For Sale (Size: Large) (Cutting Grown)

Leaf of the Cinnamon Tree

Leaf of the Cinnamon Tree

Cinnamon Tree

Cinnamomum verum fullscreen
Highly ornamental tree and the source of cinnamon spice. The beautiful red new growth is highly distinctive. The spice itself is the inner bark that is peeled from the branches after 2 years. Scrape the outer bark, then peel the inner 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: Cinnamomum zeylanicum

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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)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas 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 4-5 Years

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

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March

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Cinnamon Tree Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 1d ago

BLAXLAND, NSW, Australia

Cinnamon Tree

Keep well sheltered under other plants in the winter and a bag to keep wind away. My first one died as I didnt nurture it enough as it began its life in a temperate climate with 2 nights of frost a year. So looking forward to harvest.

★★★★★ 3y ago


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

★★★★★ 4y 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...

★★★★ 5y 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
9y ago

Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

Cinnamon Tree

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

★★★★★ 11y 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
11y 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.

★★★★ 12y ago

CAWONGLA, NSW, 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...

★★★★★ 12y 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........

★★★★ 12y ago

Bluewater, QLD, Australia

Growing slowly but steadily.

David White
16y 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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