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Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
 Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus
Family: Myrtaceae
Bay Rum Tree
Origin: West Indies
big treesmall tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterornamental foliagefragrantethnomedicalspice or herbsubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeincuded in CD catalog

This is a small sized tree related to the Allspice, with leaves containing and aromatic oil that somewhat resembles clove oil. This essential oil is distilled from the leaves and is used in perfumes. A type of cologne named 'Bay Rum' was historically made in the early 20th century by distilling the oil using rum and water, hence the common name of the plant. The cologne has its spicy notes from the bay and its smoky, woody tones from the rum aged in casks. The essential oil of bay rum has two distinct fractions upon distillation. The first fraction distills out quickly and is a light weight oil that floats on water. The second fraction distills more slowly and is a heavy weight oil that sinks in water. The two oils are recombined to make oleum pimentae foliorum, or 'oil of pimento leaves'.

Bay Rum inflorescence has small white flowers resembling tiny bouquets of sparkly cotton candy. They are followed by a small black ovoid fruit. The fruit is not edible, the bay rum (used for cologne) and essential oil itself are toxic and should not be ingested. However, leaves of Pimenta racemosa can be used in cooking and tea.

For generations, Bay Rum has been used in folk medicine for sore muscles, strains, and sprains. Later it was discovered that the essential oil contains a diterpene that has anti-bacterial properties.

If you are looking for a slow-growing, columnar tree with a mature height of 20 ft, the Bay Rum, a magical charmer with healing properties, is the best choice. If you rub the leaves, the fragrance will linger with you all day, the plant will never run out of fragrance.

Plant care and hardiness is similar to Allspice. Grow this tree in full sun or light shade, and provide regular watering.

Pimenta racemosa var. citrfolia "Lemon Scent" (Lemon Bay Rum Tree, Citrus Bay) is a hard-to-find variety. All plant parts have strong lemon scent, very pleasant and relaxing. This cultivar can be propagated from seeds, but only 10-20 percent of the seedlings come true to type, others come out as regular Bay Rum; cuttings are hard to root. The Citrus Bay plants seem to be much hardier than regular Bay Rum and have better resistance to leaf fungus.


 
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree

Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Lemon Bay Rum Tree fruit
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Lemon Bay Rum Tree fruit
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
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Pimenta racemosa, Caryophyllus racemosus, Bay Rum Tree
Lemon Bay Rum Tree fruit


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   1171 Pimenta racemosa - Bay Rum Tree, 3 gal pot
Bay Rum Tree. This is a small sized tree related to the Allspice, with leaves containing and aromatic oil that somewhat resembles clove oil. This essential oil is distilled from the leaves and is used in perfumes. A type of cologne named 'Bay Rum' was historically made in the early 20th century by distilling the oil using rum and water, hence the common name of the plant. Leaves of can be used in cooking and tea. For generations, Bay Rum has been used in folk medicine. This spice scent will be with you right away and will stay all the time, don't have to wait till bloom or fruit...
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot, large plantIn stock
39.95  
 
   5137 Pimenta racemosa - Bay Rum Tree, small size
Bay Rum Tree. This is a small sized tree related to the Allspice, with leaves containing and aromatic oil that somewhat resembles clove oil. This essential oil is distilled from the leaves and is used in perfumes. A type of cologne named 'Bay Rum' was historically made in the early 20th century by distilling the oil using rum and water, hence the common name of the plant. Leaves of can be used in cooking and tea. For generations, Bay Rum has been used in folk medicine. This spice scent will be with you right away and will stay all the time, don't have to wait till bloom or fruit...
This item is certified for shipping to California.
1 gal potIn stock
24.95  
 
   3602 Pimenta racemosa - seeds
Bay Rum Tree. This spice scent will be with you right away and will stay all the time, don't have to wait till bloom or fruit...
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   3142 Pimenta racemosa var. citrfolia "Lemon Scent" - large size
Lemon Bay Rum Tree, Citrus Bay - all plant parts have strong lemon scent, very pleasant and relaxing. This spice scent will be with you right away and will stay all the time, don't have to wait till bloom or fruit... One of the rarest plants, hard-to-find variety, and cuttings are hard to root.
7 gal pot. Please read the following information before ordering this plant. This is large size plant grown in 7 gal pot. This plant is much more mature than our standard size plants in 3 gal. It has thicker trunk and more branches. See a picture showing relative size of plants grown in 3 gal and 7 gal.
This plant will be shipped separately from other items by UPS/FedEx Ground due to its large size. Extra soil removed. See here time in transit (business days, excluding Sat-Sun!).
If transit time to your state is more than 4 days, over-weekend delay may occur. We provide the best packaging but can not guarantee plant safety if weekend delay occurs. We strongly recommend contacting us in advance regarding alternative methods of shipping. To estimate shipping cost, select the plant in the shopping cart and calculate shipping.
This item will be shipped within 2 weeks.

This item is certified for shipping to California.
7 gal pot3 plant(s) in stock
89.95  
 
   3534 Pimenta racemosa var. citrfolia - Bay Rum "Lemon Scent"
Lemon Bay Rum Tree, Citrus Bay - all plant parts have strong lemon scent, very pleasant and relaxing. One of the rarest plants, cuttings are hard to root.
Bay Rum is a small sized tree related to the Allspice, with leaves containing and aromatic oil that somewhat resembles clove oil. This essential oil is distilled from the leaves and is used in perfumes. A type of cologne named 'Bay Rum' was historically made in the early 20th century by distilling the oil using rum and water, hence the common name of the plant. Leaves of can be used in cooking and tea. For generations, Bay Rum has been used in folk medicine. This spice scent will be with you right away and will stay all the time, don't have to wait till bloom or fruit...

This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal potBACKORDER - add to wish list   


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