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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
9-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

3-6 ft.

Mature Width:

2-3 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Elegant Scent on Hardy Tree

Here's why you need a Cinnamon Tree:

  • Large and impressive, tropical evergreen tree
  • Aromatic leaves and bark
  • Tons of health benefits including lowering blood sugar
  • Delicious spice adds a unique flavor to numerous meals and beverages

Add a Twist to your Garden with Cinnamon

Bending and twisting toward the sky at heights of up to 60 feet in the wild, Cinnamomum-or as it's more commonly known, Cinnamon--is a sturdy tree of ancient origins. Dating back thousands of years to its native land Sri Lanka, few trees in the landscape have the wonderful, eclectic attributes of Cinnamon. With a distinctive, aged-look, its limbs are few, but substantial and split off from the trunk carrying scores of multi-veined, tear shaped leaves.

Their green, leathery appearance adds to the visual allure of the tree, especially when they begin to turn purplish with maturity. Complimented by clusters of dark purple berries and delicate yellow flowers, the colors sync together perfectly for a tree that commands attention wherever you choose to plant it.

Cinnamon spice adds everything nice to your garden

The prize that has made Cinnamon a household ingredient the world over is beneath its thick, crusty bark. It's there, that the inner bark contains the flavor that is ground into a spice for which the tree gets its respected name. Extracting one of the most beloved spices right in your own kitchen will enable you to bake pies like you've never tasted. Create puddings, desserts-even cook up pastas and stews flavored with the incomparable flavor of home grown cinnamon.

And the best treat of all is in the drinks. Brew your own Chai tea, sprinkle some Cinnamon in your hot cocoa or even add some to your next glass of wine. With all the visual and flavorful benefits you get from Cinnamon, it's time to spice up your garden or landscape with this incredible tree.

Order your Cinnamon today.





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Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Tropical tree
You must live in zone 9 or higher to plant outside. If not inside house or green house with pruning required. Please research prior to planting anything.
January 6, 2016
AL
Growing Zone:
8
cinnamon tree
Very pleased with this tree. i would highly recommend buying this beautiful tree.
July 25, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Cinnamon tree
Attractive cinnamon plant arrived in good condition. Shiny green leaves. Needs little care only medium amount of sun and water. In my zone will need to be indoor during winter below 65 degrees therefor will be remain in a pot.
June 12, 2016
Annandale, VA
Purchased
6 months ago
Great service
Your website and online ordering was great.
My plants arrived in good condition. They are in the ground now. So we will see how they do
April 19, 2016
Santa Barbara
Purchased
8 months ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Beautiful and fragrant tree.
Great purchase! I really love this tree and I'm in love with cinnamon spice.
All potted up.
All potted up.
September 15, 2016
Reston, VA
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
happy
i want to thank Elvis with customer service Wh o Was OUTSTANDING in geting me this Tree
September 30, 2016
kenoza lake, NY
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
4
Not good for any cold temps.
Trees arrived fine with fast shipping and good packaging but were never suited to survive a Georgia winter.
January 11, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
5

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cinnamon Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cinnamon Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Cinnamon Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cinnamon Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
for spice in porridge
Andrew M on Sep 3, 2016
I like spice. Hopefully produce some spice in my back yard
Fahim M on Mar 26, 2016
for spice in porridge
Andrew M on Sep 3, 2016
Need you ask?!?! It's cinnamon! I can't wait to have these in my front yard!
Kevin M on Mar 28, 2016
I like spice. Hopefully produce some spice in my back yard
Fahim M on Mar 26, 2016
It is a unique plant that promises a continuous cinnamon aroma and supply of cinnamon.
George M on Mar 26, 2016
I want to add cinnamon to my already established spice garden collection.
Norita S on Mar 1, 2016
Also cinnamon it's very good for you.
Clodualdo O on Jan 23, 2016
What fun to have this kind of tree
Margaret B on Oct 21, 2015
For the love of fresh spice in my kitchen.
Aleksandra V on Oct 7, 2015
Need you ask?!?! It's cinnamon! I can't wait to have these in my front yard!
Kevin M on Mar 28, 2016
It is a unique plant that promises a continuous cinnamon aroma and supply of cinnamon.
George M on Mar 26, 2016
How do you harvest the cinnamon?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I do not know. I thought the cinnamon was on the bark but I didn't think you had to dig down into it.
What type of cinnamon tree do you have? Saigon cinnamon is the only one for health benefits.
cathy c on Aug 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We have the Ceylon variety. Coumarin is the substance found in cinnamon that causes liver damage. Ceylon has the lowest Coumarin level, whereas the Saigon has one of the highest levels.
If you take the inner bark will that kill the tree?
Billy on Dec 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't know but I wouldn't dig into the tree. I wouldn't want to kill the tree. Look on the internet. I'm sure there are instructions there.
I saw on another site that after three years, you cut the plant off at the ground to harvest the cinnamon. Is this true?
Katie G on Mar 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes, this is true. Cut the plant off, low to the ground. Then bury the remaining trunk. It will begin the grow shoots. In other words, it will no longer be a single trunk tree, rather it will become a multi trunk bush.The new shoots are later cut and harvested, and so on, for many years.
how much did you pay for your cinnamon plant?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I found a Ceylon cinnamon on another site I paid $25 plus about $18 in shipping. Mine was in a 6 inch pot, this says it is a gallon pot size so my guess is that this one is bigger.

I actually found a Ceylon cinnamon tree on Amazon I paid $25 plus about $18 in shipping
How old and tall are the 3 gallon trees?
Ryan D on Aug 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My tree was a very healthy and lush 4-5' tall. I'm not sure how old it is but it is in the ground now and doing quite well. I didn't even have that period of time that some plants have, getting used to being transplanted. It just soars. Every plant and tree that I have received from Fast-Growing have been excellent. I haven't had one problem.
Can I plant this tree on in door pot?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. I live in zone 7 and have to put my cinnamon tree in a pot so that when the temps drop I can bring it inside. It's in a pot on my deck right now and doing well.
This is a very tall tree with a very small US outdoor range. Can it be grown in a large pot and does it become mature enough in a pot to harvest some cinnamon?
Anna M on Sep 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I can answer part of your question based on my tree. It is in a large pot on the patio in Jacksonville FL and has grown over 6 feet tall. I have not harvested anything yet as I have had it just over a year. It just took off in growth this spring/summer and is doing well. I will have to read more about harvesting before I try. Hope that helps.
Can I grow this inside?
Dave C on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I just received a few weeks ago and so far mine has been kept inside by a window that gets a lot of sun exposure and I also supplement it with a grow light in the evenings.. I'll move it outside to a sunny spot once the night time temps warm up but so far its handled it just fine and is sprouting some new leaves already.
Will this tree grow in California?
adolfo r on Nov 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click on the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
does this tree need full sun or shadow area...?
ana M on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ana - we live in Florida, on an island, so when we get sun, we get SUN! So, we put it where it will get later afternoon sun - but everything gets tons of light all day long. Ours is doing great. Good luck, I'm sure you'll love yours too! - Kathleen
My tree is about 4' (I live in the Tampa Bay area) and my tree is beautiful,my question is; can you do anything with the fruit?
Kelly L on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a cinnamon tree? No fruit but the bark becomes cinnamon sticks
What size pot keeps this plant at 6 feet tall?
Mike S on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Select a pot 18­24 plus inches in diameter and 20 plus inches in height, with
adequate drain holes. Glazed pots require far less watering than raw terracotta pots due to their porous
nature
What is the best fertilizer for a cinnamon tree? Are there any brands you would recommend or stay away from?
Nancy N on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: ?It is recommended that you fertilize at the same time as you water using a time released
fertilizer 8­3­9 or similar to help your Cinnamon Trees grow and produce a substantial crop. These trees are moderate feeders and may require multiple feeding during the growing season. It is important to follow the fertilizers labeled instructions as to not burn or kill the tree.
is this ceylon cinnamon?
Sridhar K on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.
How large/ old does the tree need to be before harvesting can begin?
Beek E on Oct 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Cinnamon can harvested from branches that are at least 2 years old
does cinnamon contain or turn into alcohol?
marabino on Feb 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No plant contains alcohol.
If you want an extract you must ADD alcohol

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