General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 20 to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, peppercorn-like drupes, green, maturing to brown.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Culinary Herb
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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Common names
  • Allspice
  • Pimento
  • Jamaica Pepper
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Pimenta dioica
  • Synonym: Pimenta officinalis

Photo Gallery
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2015-04-26 
First time blooming in almost ten years in its life!   Was  joyed
Location: Red Butte Garden, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-03-30
Location: 2019 Flower Show in Philadelphia
Date: 2019-03-02
exhibited by Leslie Ann Miller of Barberry Botanicals, first priz
Location: Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Oahu Hawaii
Date: 2016-07-07
Location: 2019 Flower Show in Philadelphia
Date: 2019-03-02
closer look at opposite leaves; regretfully plant was not close e
Location: 2019 Flower Show in Philadelphia
Date: 2019-03-02
twigs larger than a pencil started getting this interesting, fiss
Location: United States Botanical Garden | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-26
Location: Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Oahu Hawaii
Date: 2016-07-07
Natural leaf litter and seedlings around tree trunk.
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 11.05 am, sunshine above, reveals the leaf vein pattern also carrying the oil.
Backlit leaf showing leaf veins.
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2010-02-21
Location: Goa, India
Date: 2009-09-09
Photo by J M Garg CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Comments:
  • Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Dec 5, 2011 8:15 AM concerning plant:
    Leaves are fragrant. Smell like allspice. Mine is at least 5 yrs old but has never bloomed. I overwinter it in a cool greenhouse as it is not cold hardy in 8b.

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