Growing Guide: Bay Rum

Common Names: 

Bay Rum Tree, Amomis acris (Sw.) O. Berg, Amomis caryophyllata (Jacq.) Krug & Urb., Amomis grisea (Kiaersk.) Britton, Amomis pimento O. Berg, Amomis pimentoides (DC.) O. Berg, Caryophyllus racemosus Mill., Myrcia acris (Sw.) DC., Myrcia pimentoides DC., Myrtus acris Sw., Myrtus caryophyllata Jacq., Pimenta acris (Sw.) Kostel., Pimenta acris auct., Pimenta acuminata Bello & Espinosa, Pimenta pimento (O. Berg) Griseb., Bay Oil Tree, Bay Tree, West Indian Bay, Wild Cilliment, Wild Cinnamon, Malagueta, Bois d'Inde; Piment Couronné, Bayrumbaum, Bayoljeträd, Binamoni

Traditional Uses: 

Essential Oil, Ornamental, Perfume,

Native to:

Caribbean, West Indies


Plant Type:
Evergreen Tropical to Sub-tropical Fruiting Tree 

Harvest Season:
Late Fall

Mature Size:

20 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture:

Rich, well-draining soil.

Light Requirements:

Full Sun, Part Shade



Growth Rate: 


Zone Hardiness: 

Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+