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Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

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Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Cinnamon zeylanicum, or Ceylon cinnamon, is the true cinnamon of the spice trade. It makes a wonderful container plant since the tree is slow growing. Juvenile leaves have a rich reddish-bronze color and mature leaves have a spicy aroma when rubbed. Spires of white flowers appear in spring and summer followed by small purple fruit. When the plant matures, the outer bark is scraped off and long rolls of the inner bark are cut to form cinnamon sticks. Fragrant and highly aromatic, curled cinnamon bark is used for cooking as well as herbal medicine. Cinnamon is reported to reduce blood sugar and calm nerves. Grow in an acidic potting mix in warm temperatures.
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Spring, Summer
Sun Requirement Full Sun, Partial Sun
Grows to 3-6'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 60
Plant Type Fragrant
  1. What a fun tree Review by Lisa the Farmer
    How do you rate this product?

    Tree arrived in the usual manner from Logee's. Perfectly packaged and a great specimen. This tree lives permanently outside in a very large pot. It's about 6 feet tall and bushy. Had no difficulty transplanting it over the years to this size. The specimen is now 7 years old. It's survived in zone 9 with out a problem. The leaves this year had a sight browning on one side of the tree when the temperature dipped to 33 for about an hour several nights in a row. (Posted on 7/25/2018)

  2. Well worth the price! Review by Nancy
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    My tree arrived three months ago. I cut it back a bit (4 inches) and it has already grown double from what I cut. Lots of new growth (leaves are red when young) and it has had no trouble with pests. I'm glad I spent the money on this tree! (Posted on 12/14/2017)

  3. Healthy Happy Cinnamon Tree! Review by Rose
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    My cinnamon tree arrived in great shape, well packed, and had all stages of growth on it-- a really healthy established little tree. It was about a foot tall and had 2 long stems coming from a central trunk. After letting it get adjusted, I repotted and it's done beautifully! After only a month and a half, it has gotten about 2" taller and has lots of new growth-- the young leaves are reddish, shiny and gorgeous! (Posted on 8/4/2017)