Cloves – Plant

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Description

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 cluste 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 5 inch (13 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 April
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting And Care

The 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 Care

Clove trees require a warm, humid climate with 50 to 70 inches of rainfall annually and a minimum temperature of 59 degrees F

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Fertile loam, well-drained soil
Temperature 59 degrees F to 75 degrees F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Cloves Special Feature

Although 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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