Pimenta dioica/Allspice

Pimenta dioica / Pimenta dioica
Large, leathery, evergreen leaves
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Scientific Name: Pimenta dioica
Common Name: Allspice
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: The spice or condiment, allspice, comes from this plant. The white flowers are about 1/4 inch across and borne in many flowered pyramidal cymes originating from the leaf axils. The fruit is a brown berry-like drupe, about a 1/4 inch in length. Has large, evergreen, leathery leaves up to 8 inches long. Both leaves and fruit smell like a combination of cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon and thus the plant' name.