Common name: Peruvian pepper tree, False pepper, Pepper tree

Native to: Peruvian Andes

 

An evergreen tree that grows to 15 metres, with feathery pinnately compound leaves. The flowers are small, white and borne profusely in panicles at the ends of the drooping branches. The fruit are 5 to 7 mm diameter drupes with woody seds that turn from green to red, pink or purplish, carried in dense cluseters of hundreds of berries, closely resembling pepper corns, hence the name.

Schinus molle

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: Small white flowersin pannicles; more noted for peppercorn-like seeds

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, pinnately compuound leaves

    Growth habit: Tree

    Hardiness: Hardy and fairly drought-resistant

    Height: Up to 15 metres

    Spread: Up to 10 metres 

    Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils

    Uses: An attractive shade-bearing tree; good for hot, dry climates. Historically used as avenue trees on old colonial farms in Kenya.

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