Cinnamomum verum is a small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae. This plant is native to Sri Lanka. You may know cinnamon as a versatile spice that goes well with both food and hot drinks. This spice is the dried bark of the tree. However, the true cinnamon tree can also please you with its appearance.
Although cinnamon is a tree, a properly cultivated plant looks like a shrub. The branches are cylindrical. The oval pointed leaves are located on short petioles. They have a leathery texture. The leaves are 3-7 inches (7-18 cm) long. The flowers are greenish in color and have an unpleasant smell. The fruits are small purple berries with a single seed.