Syzygium Aromaticum, a tree in the Myrtaceae family, produces cloves as its aromatic flower buds. The clove tree is an evergreen that can reach heights of 8 to 12 m. It has big leaves and terminal clusters of crimson blooms.
When the flower buds are ready for harvest, they change from their initial pale color to a vivid red. The trunk of a clove tree has smooth bark and scented grayish-yellow leaves. Although it grows slowly, this tree has a long lifespan and can easily reach 100 years old.
Alternatively, the seeds can be soaked in water overnight to remove the outer covering before planting. Straw should be used as a thick mulch by northern gardeners. When the risk of frost has gone in the spring, mulch should be removed.
Despite the fact that this shrub can start to seem a little untidy as it gets older, the fragrant blooms, eatable fruits, and summer foliage offer considerable decorative value and tasty fruit. Group near patios, in open wooded areas, or along shrub border. informal screen or hedge.