Canella winterana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Cinnamon Bark, Wild Cinnamon, Pepper Cinnamon


Plant Specifics

Size:15-20 (30) ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen. Flowers in summer. All flowers within a plant bloom synchronously as functional females and after 24 hours they synchronously switch to functional males, helping to ensure cross-pollination. Fruits ripen in winter.
Habitats:Rockland hammock in coastal areas.


Recommended Uses:Understory tree. Use as screen or specimen plant.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand



Fruits eaten by birds and small mammals.

Hummingbirds visit the flowers.

Nectar plant for Schaus' swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemius) and other butterflies.