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allspice tree

Posted by LaurieBee Hawaii (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 1, 05 at 18:05

I made an impulse buy and got an allspice tree (Pimenta diocia -Myrtaceae I think). The leaves smelled so nice it called to me, "I am your Christmas present, I will make you feel glad all year."
Does any one know much about this tree? Especially how the roots behave. How big might it get - I have some altitude in Upper Makakilo, Oahu.

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RE: allspice tree

I live in Royal Kunia. They use this tree to line our streets. They plant um in that little space between the sidwalk and the Road. I have never noticed any major problems with roots.

THis tree was also used in the landscape at where I used to live. This place right by the Aloha Stadium. They were planted near peoples homes and near sidewalks. The only problem that i notice is that this tree produces blackish berries that look kinda messy when they fall on concrete or another manmade surface. It isn't a very large tree. I can't really give you a good idea on height but it usually doesnt reach the roof of a two stroy house. And can be trained and maintained to a desired size - these trees aren't fast growers.

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