Cinnamon is one of the earliest known spices, mainly cultivated for the dried inner bark of the tree, although the leaves are occasionally used for tea and herbal remedies. The tree grows to around 30' tall with an upright, ascending crown, and features handsome, glossy, leathery leaves that have textured, puckered veins and pointed tips. The inconspicuous yellow flowers grow in panicles (clusters) that are as long as the leaves. New growth is often a handsome reddish bronze.
The spice form of cinnamon is obtained by removing the outer bark of the tree, and scraping from it the inner bark, which is dried and ground into powder. Cultivated trees may also be coppiced (cut back to encourage shoot development), so that the coppiced shoots can be harvested. Cinnamon oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs.
Cinnamon is a native of Sri Lanka and well-adapted to tropical climates. Cinnamon is a hardy plant and tolerates a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. Plants tolerate full sun or dappled/partial shade. A rich, well-drained soil is best. Trees should be irrigated regularly, especially during dry weather.
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