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Cloves – Plant – CP-123623


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Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum.
The clove tree is an evergreen that grows up to 8 to 12 m tall, with large leaves and crimson flowers grouped in terminal clusters. The flower buds initially have a pale hue, gradually turn green, then transition to a bright red when ready for harvest. 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.Plant Specifications

Plant Height
16 inch (41 cm)

Plant Spread
6 inch (15 cm)

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
Clove, Lavang, Laung

Maximum Reachable Height
8 to 12 m

Flower Colour
Yellow to Crimson

Bloom Time

Difficulty Level
easy to grow

Planting and careThe seeds can be directly planted, or soaked in water overnight to remove the outer lining. 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 cannot survive in temps below 20 degrees F on their own. Keep them under cover)Cloves careClove trees require a warm, humid climate with 50 to 70 inches of rainfall annually and a minimum temperature of 59 degrees F

Full sun to part shade


Fertile loam, well-drained soil

59 degrees F to 75 degrees F

Apply any organic fertilizer

Cloves special featureAlthough this shrub can appear somewhat unkempt as it ages, the aromatic flowers, edible fruits and summer foliage provide good ornamental value and tasty fruit. Group in shrub borders, open woodland areas or near patios. Informal hedge or screen. Cloves uses
Ornamental Use:
The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
Medicinal Use:

The active principles in the clove are known to have antioxidant, antiseptic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties
The spice contains health benefiting essential oils such as eugenol

Culinary Use:
Used as spice


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