Pimenta diocia with common names Allspice, Jamaica Pepper is a slow growing evergreen tree that grows to a height of about 9 m, with whitish gray bark that peels in thin sheets. The leaves are large, opposite-oblong and leathery, glossy green, aromatic and quite attractive. Allspice produces pyramidal cymes of small white flowers which function as male and others as fruiting female flowers that will develop into clusters of brownish green, pleasantly spicy, pea-sized berries with seeds. The fruit is harvested while immature when it is most strongly flavored.
This is used for culinary purposes and extracted oil from bark and leaves used to scent cosmetics and perfumes.