Allspice

Allspice Flowers
Diary of Allspice Bonsai 


The allspice tree came from WellspringGardens.com a while back. These trees smell amazing when the sunlight hits them for a little while. 

The tree was transplanted with a dose of Mykos. I think it got a bit frosted after being close to the window, but now that the temperatures are warming up the growth spurt is on and the leaves look really healthy.

Allspice happens to grow really well in planters and in up to 30% shade or indoors or in patios.  The tree can bear fruit in about three years, if it has male and female flowers. Some do, some don't.  

Until the berries are here, the leaves can be used.


Lets Get Growin


SUN: Full sun
WATER: Water Regularly initially, then it can take some drought due to deep roots.
SOIL PH: 6.0-8.0
FERTILIZER: Use a balanced fertilizer, such as 20-20-20 water-soluble fertilizer beginning six months after planting and every six months thereafter. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of the fertilizer in a 1-gallon jug of water and sprinkle around the base of the tree.

October 29, 2017 - New Update
Pimenta dioica, Allspice Tree

The leaves are darker, and there are more of them.  Not much to report here.  Since we rarely use allspice, this one can be kept quite small.  This will probably only end up a tree around 2 or 3 feet in height and then we can work on a mushroom type canopy of some sort.

Once the canopy has filled out enough to protect the root zone, it may be a good time to move it out in a less protected area.









Pimenta dioica, Allspice Tree

August 5, 2017 - An Update


The allspice tree was moved to a spot that gets a little more sun during the day and the leaves have become much darker and the growth has picked up a little.

We're looking forward to the time when the allspice can get more sun and emit its lovely fragrance from the warmth of the sun.

I'm not sure how big I want this to get, maybe four feet at most.  I should probably start training the trunk now before it becomes too tough and brittle to manipulate.  I see this one looking something like a mushroom or umbrella shaped canopy with a twisted, leaning trunk.


June 11, 2017 - New Growth
Pimenta dioica, Allspice Tree


The little tree is doing well and putting out new growth this month.

It can be quite tedious to monitor some plants.  There is very little to do for many plants for long periods of time except to say it's growing!  It looks great!

This is one of those plants.  We purchased it some time ago, then put it in a pot and that's it.  Slow growing...  happy in the current growing conditions.  This diary will probably not get updated much - perhaps once or twice a year.

I don't know how many people use a lot of allspice, but we will probably keep this as a pretty small tree because allspice is not something we use much of.  We just like the scent.