Cinnamomum verum

Cinnamon is an evergreen shrub or small tree with dark, leathery, aromatic leaves. In cultivation, young trees are cut back twice a year and sucker shoots develop from the roots. These long slender shoots furnish the bark that is the commercial product. The leaves are used in tea. A very popular culinary spice. The oil is used in medicine as a carminative, antiseptic, astringent and as the source of cinnamon extract. 

Plant Details  
Plant Type Tropical Tree
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Shrubby Growth to 20 Feet +
Fruit Shape/Size N/A
Fruit Flavor Delicate, Sweet
Skin Color When Ripe Brown
Fruit Use Extract, Teas, Herbal Remedies
Fruit Season Early Summer
Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 9b – 11