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Pimenta dioica - Plant

Pimenta dioica - Plant
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Wintersweet, Japanese allspice
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Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper, pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, Turkish Yenibahar, or newspice, is the dried unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica, a midcanopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern.

Common name: Wintersweet, Japanese allspice
Color: yellow
Bloom time: july to august
Height: 33–59
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 28ºF

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
  • Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
  • A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.


Special Feature:
The outer tepals are waxy, almost transparent, in appearance, while the inner tepals are smaller and usually purplish. The flowers are beetle-pollinated. Owing to its sweetly fragrant flowers, wintersweet is one of the most popularly planted ornamentals in temperate China, and is widely cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Unverified information The flowers are used as a folk medicine in China for treating measles, coughs, tonsillitis and pharyngitis.
  • Much scientific research has been undertaken, especially in China, on the medicinal (especially anti-fungal) properties of Chimonanthus praecox.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Allspice&stpos=0&stype=AND http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a556

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