This plant has no fragrance
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Brazilian Pepper Tree Overview
The Brazilian Peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolia is widely grown as an ornamental plant in frost-free regions of South America for its foliage and fruit. It is considered as a melliferous flower and is the main source of food for the bee Tetragonisca angustula, which is an important honey producer. Brazilian pepper is hard to remove because it produces basal shoots if the trunk is cut. Trees also produce abundant seeds that are dispersed by birds and ants. This same hardiness makes the tree highly useful for reforestation in its native environment but enables it to become invasive outside of its natural range. It is regarded is highly invasive in South Africa and other parts of the world.
How to harvest Brazilian Pepper Tree
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Brazilian Pepper Tree
Ease of germination makes this species highly opportunistic and invasive.
Special features of Brazilian Pepper Tree
Birds feed on the berries.
Other uses of Brazilian Pepper Tree
It is used in South and Central America as a wound healer, mild laxative, and diuretic. The sap, however, can cause skin irritation for sensitive skin.