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Old 07-20-2005, 10:16 AM   #11
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Welcome, Ron! I've never known anyone who grew cinnamon
Hello, there. I have never known anyone, either, who grew cinnamon. This is not the Sri Lankan variety, but the Southern Chinese/Burmese variety, commonly called cassia.

The tree's botanical name is cassia cinnamomum. We bought it from a rare fruit nursery in Chula Vista, which advertised it as a good container plant.

Well, it loved our patio and proceeded to grow and grow.....

We thought, HMMMMMMMMM, since it won't grow large, we can put it in between the mandarin orange and the navel orange.

Well, I mean to tell ya, that "container plant" is now over 20 feet tall and growing like a weed.

This week, we will prune it, to shape it a bit (no garden books ever address its growth habit, not surprisingly). When we do, we will allow the larger branches to dry out and then attempt to strip the cinnamon bark off them.

I will be sure to let you all know how that little exercise turns out.

Ron
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:41 PM   #12
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Ron,
knowing how well your cassia does in this area makes me think I may need to head over to Armstrong's Nursery and see if they ever get any. Either that, or it's a road trip to Chula Vista!
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:22 PM   #13
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Hi, there,

I fear you will not find any cassia at Armstrong's, but you will likely find it at Pacific Tree Farms in Chula Vista, or at Exotica, which is also located in the south bay area...perhaps in the Leucadia/Carlsbad area. At any rate, last time I knew, PTF had a bunch of cassia.

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Old 07-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #14
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Thanks to everyone for such a warm welcome:) Ron
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:54 PM   #15
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Welcome, Ron. I wish I had your garden and yard. Can I pitch my tent next to kitchenelf's? Can you smell the cinnamon on a hot day from your cassia tree?
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:09 PM   #16
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Of course you may:)

Thanks for your kind note


One can really smell the cinnamon when cleaning up the dead leaves under the tree. Marvelous scent!

A fellow on rarefruit@yahoogroups.com has a large tree in Florida, and revels in the scent when he mows his lawn and mulches the dead leaves.

Ron, who must prune the cassia tree tomorrow.
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:21 PM   #17
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ron, is there any way you could post a photo of that cassia tree? I'm intrigued...(can you post the smell, too?? )
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:37 PM   #18
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hey ron hay, ron, hey, ron, hay, ron, hey, ron, hay, ron... aww, the heck with it. welcome. (sorry, couldn't resist. a greeting to you is somewhat perpetual...)
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:33 AM   #19
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Cassia tree photo

Hello, friends, give me a coupla weeks to clean up that area so as to not make it look like the jungle it has become:(

The tree needs to be pruned, and the mandarin needs to be pulled back from the walkway.

The rains this winter were so insistant and continual that the garden really got out of hands; and when the rains finally abated, we were off to visit friends in Europe for a couple of weeks, and then things really began to grow.

We've been playing "catch-up" ever since! In about 2-3 weesk the back yard should be "salonfaehig," as my German friends would say (my mother would have said, "presentable.")

So, hold on, and your wish will be granted.

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