Cloves - Plant
Photo by Midori The clove tree is a 8-10m (25-33ft), tropical evergreen tree. Clove flower buds change over 5-6 months from green
Clove tree trunk has smooth bark with grayish yellow aromatic foliage. It is a slow growing but a long-lived tree and can exceed 100 years of age easily.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ribes odoratum||Yellow||April||6.00 to 12.00 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
|Full sunPartial sun||well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season,||70 â€“ 85 F (20 â€“ 30 C).||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Northern gardeners should mulch heavily with straw for overwintering.
- Mulch should be removed in the spring after the threat of frost has passed. (Young shoots canâ€™t survive in temps below 20Â°F on their own. Keep them under cover.
- Cut off any flower shoots that emerge in spring. These may decrease bulb size .
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: NA