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Clove Tree

Syzygium aromaticum

The Clove tree is monoecious. Thus, it has hermaphrodite flowers, and is therefore self-pollinating, most pollinated by bees
This tree will start blossoming at 4 years after planting depending on climate and maintenance and reaches full maturity to produce best harvest at 10 years.

These trees can live for over 100 years, so plan a spot where they can relish for many years to come. This is an evergreen tree that can reach up to 20 metres, and will thrive in areas with semi-shade to full sun. They perform best in humid conditions with high rainfall. If you plan to grow them in containers, ensure the container is at least 50cm long and 50cm deep for the best results. Clove trees are not tolerant of temperatures lower than 10°C.

The bark is a grey colour with a trunk that can reach 30cm in diameter. Clusters of bright red flowers form on the ends of branches. The large leaves turn from a reddish colour when they are young to green when they mature.

The red oblong fruits are fleshy. Flower buds can be chewed as a breath freshener and relieve toothache. Cloves contain essential oils with many medicinal values but are also used in cooking.

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Position:

Clove trees thrive in areas with semi-shade to full sun. They perform best in humid conditions with high rainfall. If you plan to grow them in containers, ensure the container is at least 50cm long and 50cm deep for the best results. Clove trees are not tolerant of temperatures lower than 10°C.

Size:

Clove trees can grow up to 20 meters tall with a trunk diameter of approximately 30cm when they reach maturity.

Soil Type:

These trees prefer light, well-drained soil. They can tolerate acidic soil with a pH as low as 4.5, but avoiding waterlogging is crucial. Ensure that the soil provides good drainage to prevent root damage.

Watering:

Clove trees thrive in moist soil, so watering them regularly is essential. However, it’s equally important to ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging.

Pruning:

Clove trees don’t require extensive pruning, but you can trim certain branches to maintain them at your desired height after harvesting.

Fertilising:

Use our slow-release berry fertiliser and organic manure to fertilize your clove trees. Apply one teaspoon every 4-5 months for best results.

Following these guidelines, you can grow and care for clove trees in your garden or containers.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 50 cm
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