A picture of a Californian pepper tree

Californian pepper tree

Schinus molle

Also known as

Pepper tree, Molle, Peruvian mastic tree

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

8m

7m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Californian pepper tree Overview

This species of tree will produce slender pendent branches. The leaves are semi-pendent and pinnate with narrowly lance-shaped and medium to deep, glossy green leaflets. The flowers are borne in pendent panicles of tiny white-yellow blooms in late winter to early summer which are followed by red-pink fruits.

Common problems with Californian pepper tree

How to propagate Californian pepper tree

Cuttings

Propagation is from fresh seed in spring or cuttings in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Californian pepper tree

Tolerates coastal conditions