Small, oblong fruit with little pulp, similar to the java plum. The dried flower buds of this tree are the cloves of commerce. All parts of the tree are highly aromatic.
Medium sized tree up to 20-40ft tall.
The clove tree is an ultra-tropical tree which will not survive temperatures below 50F, or above 100F.
Requires a humid, warm tropical climate with lots of water year-round.
By seeds and cuttings.
Fruits are not eaten. Dried flower buds are used as a spice, and medicinally for countless things.
Native to the Moluccas, (islands of Eastern Indonesia, once known as the Spice Islands.)