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Cinnamomum verum

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Phonetic Spelling
sin-uh-MOH-mum VAIR-um
Description

Cinnamon is a small evergreen tropical tree native to Sri Lanka not likely to grow well in North Carolina.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#evergreen tree#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#evergreen tree#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cinnamomum
    Species:
    verum
    Family:
    Lauraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    It is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Sri Lanka
    Edibility:
    The inner bark is edible dried and ground and used as a spice for both savory and sweet cooking. Oils are also extracted from the plant and used as flavoring.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    24-60 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a, 12b, 12a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Purple drupes with one seed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland