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Bay Rum

Pimenta racemosa

a.k.a. West Indian Bay Tree

Medium sized tree related to allspice whose leaves contain and aromatic oil.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Bay Rum. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2017.

Description

A fairly short or medium sized tree.

Hardiness

The bay rum is hardy to 26-30F.

Growing Environment

Plant care is roughly similar to allspice. Grow in full sun or light shade, and provide regular watering.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Oil is distilled from the leaves and is used in perfumes. A type of cologne named bay rum was historically made by distilling the oil using rum and water.

Native Range

Native to the West Indies.

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