Canella winterana (L.) Gaertn.

Wild Cinnamon, Winter's Bark


Family: Cannellaceae

Genus: Canella

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 9b - 12b

Size: 18' tall and 14' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Description: 

Leaves dark green, leathery, clustered at the ends of branches, alternate to 5" long, aromatic. Small dark red flowers, fragrant, intermittently through spring and summer followed by red berries.

History: 

Native to Florida, the Caribbean and South America.

Published in Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: t. 77 in 1788.

Basionym Laurus winterana L. - Linnaeus cites Catesby's Natural History Volume II plate 50.

Synonym Winterana canella L.


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