Moist, well drained soil. Will tolerate all soil pH variations.
Medium to large shrub. 8-15 ft, can be pruned easily
The aromatic bark is dried and used as a substitute for cinnamon.
Carolina Allspice is an attractive plant that has a wonderful fragrance. You will want to plant it in a semi-shaded location near where you often travel in your forest/garden design.
There are reports of toxicity of this plant when eaten. Special care should be taken to prevent ruminants from browsing this shrub. Care should be taken not to consume in large quantities. Similarly, black pepper, nutmeg, garlic, hawthon berry, etc. all are not recommended in large quantity.
Cherokee Indians had numerous uses for this plant including perfume, incense, eye medicine and more. ref (click)