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Pepper tree

Schinus spp.

Schinus terebinthifolius - Jardín Botánico Canario by James Steakley (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

0

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A photo of Pepper tree
A photo of Pepper tree

Pepper tree Overview

This genus, also known as pepper trees, contains around 31 evergreen trees and shrubs which produce nice foliage and are favoured as shade trees. Foliage is opposite and elliptic in shape. Flowers are small, star-shaped and coloured white-yellow, leading on to ornamental red fruits. Some species dried drupes are used to create pepper spices and others may be invasive in certain environments.

Common problems with Pepper tree

How to propagate Pepper tree

Seed

Seed in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Pepper tree

Grown mainly for their foliage and for shade.