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Canella winterana

Canella winterana (L.) Gaertn.

Wild Cinnamon, Pepper Cinnamon, Cinnamon Bark, Winter Cinnamon

Canellaceae (Canella Family)

Synonym(s): Canella alba, Laurus winterana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 45 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Coastal thickets and hammocks, often on limestone or calcareous soils.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Canella winterana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Canella winterana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Canella winterana


Record Modified: 2020-02-03
Research By: CBR

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