Allspice (Pimenta dioica)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Allspice
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Botanical names:
Pimenta dioica Accepted
Pimenta officinalis Synonym

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

First time blooming in almost ten years in its life!   Was  joyed

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Comments:
Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Dec 5, 2011 8:15 AM

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is something wrong with my Pimenta dioica ( Allspice) bush? by Revhort Nov 24, 2019 2:18 AM 1
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