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Cinnamon Tree

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
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9-11 outdoors

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Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

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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.

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent growèr I would definitely buy from them again.
I loved them. I bought two cinnamon trees from this grower and they arrived in perfect condition. The soil was even still damp. Ive kept them on a porch where they get enough light and they have greened right back up again from the trip. They are currently thriving in Arkansas.
October 1, 2017
1 year ago
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I absolutely love the cinnamon tree. It arrived extremely fast through the mail and seems to be doing well. I would recommend this tree to anyone who loves cinnamon and would like to have it fresh, or just for decoration. It smells great when pruned too.
September 14, 2017
1 year ago
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Fun plant to have!
Arrived fast and in great shape. Already has some new growth. Very pleased with it so far, and have been pleased with all my purchases.
August 8, 2017
1 year ago
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My cinnamon tree
I was so impressed when I opened the box. The tree was not only healthy looking but also taller than I expected. I had a strong vibe that it will do well and grow strong in no time. I immediately planted it in a bigger container and with good potting soil. I added mulch on top. I have been monitoring it everyday and gladly discovered yesterday that new leaves have been came out. How exciting. Can't wait to be able to harvest my own cinnamon bark. I would 100 % recommend buying it at Fast Growing Tree. Mai, a happy customer.
New growth on cinnamon tree.
New growth on cinnamon tree.
July 22, 2017
1 year ago
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Love my Cinnamon Tree!
Purchased this tree about 2 months ago, kept it inside, getting sufficient light for a few weeks then I planted it outside in the So Cal sun. At first, it kind of freaked out with the new surrounding, perhaps it was getting too much sun as it was looking a tad crispy, so I put in 3 stakes around it and tied white gauge material over the top of the 3 stakes to shield it from the sun for a couple of weeks. After that time, I checked it and saw it made it - new leaves were forming, and now she's just thriving! I love it!!
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June 20, 2017
1 year ago
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Not the best choice if you cut a branch it smells like it but nothing special
June 15, 2017
over 2 years ago
tree arrived in good shape. time will tell how it grows.
June 2, 2017
1 year ago
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Very pleased
The plant has almost put out 8 inches of growth since I got it. One night the temperature dropped to 39 (we weren't expecting that) I was worried when I went out in the morning. Not a problem. This is a very hardy plant and easy to grow.
May 12, 2017
1 year ago
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Cinnamon Tree
Hasn't started to grow yet. We planted it as soon as it arrived several weeks ago. Still very much alive so we'll just wait.
May 7, 2017
1 year ago
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i want to thank Elvis with customer service Wh o Was OUTSTANDING in geting me this Tree
September 30, 2016
kenoza lake, NY
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Cinnamon Tree Planting Diretions

Cinnamon is a smaller, semi-tropical tree that can be easily grown as a wonderful indoor container plant or outdoors as a large spice tree that will just keep giving. Cinnamon can reach 4-5 feet indoors and up to 20-30 feet outdoors, with thick oval (or lance shaped) leaves about 4-7 inches long that turn deep green with age. It tends to be more hardy in the southern regions of the country. Cinnamon is harvested from the bark of the branches at least 2 years old. These trees can grow very rapidly and be traced back to the time of the Egyptians. Cinnamon has also played a crucial role in many facets of the world's spice trade.

Choosing a location: Cinnamon Trees prefer full to partial sun exposure. If possible, 7-10 hours of sun is best for growth and spice production although there have been great results with roughly 30% shade year round. A well draining soil is very important as Cinnamon trees do not like wet feet and if allowed to sit in water for extended periods of time, will lead to root rot. A mixture of soil, sand and perlite is highly recommended for proper drainage.

Planting directions (in ground): Cinnamon Trees are fast growing and require space to stretch out, so plant at least 10 feet from other trees or shrubs.

1) Dig your hole in a full to partial sun location and place your plant.
2) Gently comb the root ball with your hands to free the roots up a bit and position them downwards in the hole.
3) Add one ounce of a balanced, granular fertilizer formula into the tree's soil while planting.
4) Backfill the hole gently tamping down the soil as you fill and then mulch the soil with compost. About 20 lbs. of compost will be needed at the time of planting.
5) Apply an additional 20 lbs. of compost in the spring season and add another ounce of the balanced, granular fertilizer then water the tree’s soil. Gradually increase the amounts until the tree gets to about 55 lbs. of compost and 10 ounces of fertilizer for each bi-annual feeding when it reaches 10 years of age.

Planting directions (potted): Cinnamon Trees grow very well in containers as long as you provide an adequate sized pot for root development. Select a pot 18-24+ inches in diameter and 20+ inches in height, with adequate drainage holes. Glazed pots require far less watering than raw terracotta pots due to their porous nature.

1) Select your pot and use a well draining, acidic potting mix (half perlite and half sphagnum peat moss) and set the pot on a windowsill where it will receive sunlight for a portion of the day.
2) Water when the soil feels dry at a depth of about an inch below the soil surface. Add just enough to where you see the water starting to escape the drainage holes and stop. Mist occasionally if indoor air is dry.
3) Fertilize from spring to fall every two weeks with a water soluble plant food and stop during the winter season.
*Tip: Whether growing your cinnamon inside or out, be sure to maintain a temperature NO LOWER than 60 degrees.

Watering: When watering Cinnamon Trees make sure to lightly soak the soil and then do not water again until the top 2 inches are dry. Depending on light conditions, location and foliage, watering may be required weekly or daily. Be sure to not over water,  mucky soil will most likely lead to decay and kill the tree.

Pruning: Allow your new tree at least two years of growth before harvesting. Avoid attempting to harvest cinnamon from an immature tree. After that, prune at any time for harvesting or to prevent plants from becoming too tall or wide. Every couple of years "coppicing" is encouraged. Cut the stems close to the ground and let 4-6 canes grow for about two more years. When pruning, try to maintain straight canes and when they reach about 2-3 meters high/2-5 centimeters in diameter, they are ready for harvesting.

Fertilizing: It is recommended that you fertilize at the same time as you water using a time released fertilizer 10-10-10 formula or similar to help your Cinnamon Trees grow and produce a substantial crop. These trees are moderate feeders and may require multiple feedings during the growing season. It is important to follow the fertilizer’s label instructions as to not burn or kill the tree.

Harvesting: Wait 2-3 years after planting before harvesting your first canes. Once you harvest, you can do so again every two years. Young whips and mature wood make up the different types of bark you can harvest from the cinnamon tree. Score the bark without cutting all the way through it.

Young: Cut the whips into 3-inch segments. Score the bark lengthwise end to end, cutting just deep enough to loosen the bark. Peel off the bark, which will curl up naturally, and dry in an airy, warm, open spot like your kitchen counter. If you want a thicker layered, compact cinnamon stick, layer the pieces inside one another before setting them out to dry. Once the sticks have dried they can be shaved for the spice.

Mature: Cut stems into 3-inch segments making a lengthwise slice halfway into the stem, but don't go completely through. Mature bark will not peel as easily as the younger. Scrape out the core and the inner lining then allow the remaining bark to completely dry out. This is where you may create a "quill" which is several pieces of the bark layered together.

***Cinnamon should be stored in a cool, dry place. Your harvest should be generous so be sure to label the containers with a date to ensure you use the older stock first. Keep your container closed TIGHTLY after each use, prolonged exposure to the air can cause a loss of flavor and aroma***

Pests: Mealybugs tend to be a common pest with cinnamon trees. They're easy to control by using an organic insecticide called "Neem Oil." This is inexpensive and easy to find at your local nursery or big box store that sells plants. Be sure to follow the application process on the bottle.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
My boyfriend likes cinnamon
Thomas S on Sep 25, 2017
Had some tea while traveling from cooked twigs and leaves, liked the sweet flavor.
Xiya S on Sep 17, 2017
My boyfriend likes cinnamon
Thomas S on Sep 25, 2017
This is a gift for a lover of tropical plants.
Michael A on Sep 19, 2017
Had some tea while traveling from cooked twigs and leaves, liked the sweet flavor.
Xiya S on Sep 17, 2017
My daddy and I have diabetes, Cinnamon is a good thing for Diabetes so I bough us a couple of trees.
Angelia B on Sep 2, 2017
Great sustainable plant
Sergio N on Jun 17, 2017
Always wanted a cinnamon tree
Silvana R on Jun 15, 2017
because I wanted another cinnamon tree!
Randy R on May 26, 2017
husband wants one
Ashley C on May 24, 2017
It is my hobby to grow exotic p,ants and trees
Lucy P on May 23, 2017
I had fresh cinammon in Zanzibar and want to be have it at home.
Zachary C on May 5, 2017
I like cinnamon
Clint S on May 4, 2017
For making tea
Helen S on Apr 22, 2017
I chose this tree after researching which cinnamon tree variety is best and safest for ingestion in foods and tea. I can't wait until it arrives!
Karen on Apr 11, 2017
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
This is a gift for a lover of tropical plants.
Michael A on Sep 19, 2017
My daddy and I have diabetes, Cinnamon is a good thing for Diabetes so I bough us a couple of trees.
Angelia B on Sep 2, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
What size pot keeps this plant at 6 feet tall?
Mike S on Jul 18, 2016
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: This tree can be planted in a pot and still become mature enough to harvest cinnamon.
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
is this ceylon cinnamon?
Sridhar K on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.
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.
About how old is this tree?
Matt L on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello Matt, the plant was probably two or three years old when we received it last year (guessing) We have had it for over a year now and it seems to be doing well outside in a medium size pot. Reason I potted the tree was our area (Savannah, GA) is sort of on the fringe for temp zones...brought it in during the cold nights. Spent a about a year in Sri Lanka and was introduced to this plant, makes a very nice ornamental tree and you can produce your own cinnamon oil from the leaves and ground powder from the branches you want to prune. Hope this was helpful, Tom
Does this plant have a natural cinnamon smell even when you're not harvesting it?
Ashley O on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When you break up the leaves, you can smell the flavor but I can't just walking by the tree unless it's blooming.
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
Will it die in zone 6 outdoor?
Carlos H on Jul 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Cinnamon Tree can be planted outdoors in Zones 9 to 11. It would not survive in Zone 6 outdoors. You would have to container grow it and bring it inside in the winter time.
how close to house or retaing wall can i plant these?
KEVIN D on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These trees can grow to be 20 ft, google it! I planted mine about 3 feet from the retaining wall to give it sufficient room to grow.
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 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.
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.
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
when is the plant available to purchase ?
Tusik on Dec 29, 2018
Why do you not ship to Arizona?
Tinytuna on Dec 14, 2018

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