Pepper tree, peppercorn

Schinus molle

HOW TO GROW PEPPERCORN

Characteristics of the plant

PEPPERCORN

flower

April - July. Yellow flowers gathered in hanging racemes. Compound leaves with paired leaflets, till 30 cm. Fruits in reddish drupes, persistent on the tree. Dioecious tree, perennial, that reaches 13 m.

water

It supports dryness very well.

gardening pot

For squares or gardens. Its resemblance remembers to the weeping willow, seen from far. It is very ornamental for the aspect of its hanging branches and for the beauty of its clusters of red fruits and for its abundant flowers. It is a tree that offers a lot of shade and a characteristic aroma like pepper, whereof its name derives. The fruits have been used as a substitute of pepper, although they could be considered a bit poisonous.

weather

Sun, it prefers warm or hot climates (tree of tropical origin)

shovel

By means of cuttings in summer or seeds in spring. It is easy to cultivate and it has a quick growth. It should be planted in wide spaces.

soil

Preferably poor, not limy, with a good drainage - it doesn't tolerate soaking.


Another species of "Schinus"

Schinus polygamus --------------------- ...............

Schinus Terebinthifolius ------------------- Brazilian pepper tree

punto rojo More information about plants cultivation in the listing above.

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