Bay Rum Tree, West Indian Bay Tree
Pimenta racemosa

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pimenta (pih-MEN-tuh) (Info)
Species: racemosa (ray-see-MO-suh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boca Raton, Florida

Dunnellon, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Morovis, Puerto Rico

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 20, 2015, alexgr1 from Dunnellon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Casey's Corner Nursery down in Homestead, Fl have specimens from one gallon up. Best prices anywhere around.