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  • Schinus molle | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsFebruary & June
  • Height7m to 20m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitPendant
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Schinus molle (Californian pepper tree). 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.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

South America.

Interest and use

Tolerates coastal conditions

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  • Schinus molle | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are marginally frost-hardy to frost-tender plants, which prefer full sun in well-drained, coarse soil; they grow best in warm to hot climates.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites could become a problem in a greenhouse.

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