Pimenta dioica

Pimenta dioica - Allspice
Common Name Allspice
Type of Plant Tree

This fragrant evergreen tree reaches heights of 30’ overall on average and is also referred to as Jamaica pepper. It can be identified via brown, peeling bark and dark green leaves. Its name is derived from the colonization of Jamaica by Britain in the mid 1600's, who took the scent of this tree's dried and ground fruits to mimic a combination of well known spices. Thus all-spice reflects notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, all of which are now referred to as "baking spices".

Requirements This tree prefers full sun to part shade in well-drained soil and is semi-salt tolerant. It is happiest in humid environments and has been successfully grown indoors in more temperate regions.
Country of Origin Caribbean and Central America
Cold Tolerance 27
Sun Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Little
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