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Pimenta dioica - Allspice Tree

Pimenta dioica - Allspice Tree (Pimenta dioica - Allspice Tree)

My Allspice tree has grown to 6' (2m) tall in it's pot in two years. It was originally a tiny 1/2" (1.27cm) tall plant when I got it. The whole tree smells like Allspice. The leaves are the best way to use Allspice; however, they don't store well (for any length of time). This is why the Allspice of commerce is ground from the berries. Photo taken on Oct. 26, 2013.

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Love the flavour of allspice, the only hardy similar tree would be bay over here.....we use the leaves (which keep very well).

30 Oct, 2013


Yes, Bay tree and California Bay tree (Umbellularia californica - which is native) is very widely grown here and becomes a gigantic tree. These are very hardy trees...the Allspice tree is native to the's hardy here but not outside subtropical climates.

I love the smell of the Allspice tree much better than the Bay trees.

30 Oct, 2013


Just another thing to envy about your climate, D1.

23 Nov, 2013


That's funny! We just had much needed rain showers today with a lot of lightning. :>)

23 Nov, 2013

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