Schinus molle – Peruvian Peppercorn Tree
DESCRIPTION: This is an evergreen tree with a graceful weeping habit and aromatic, dark green feathery foliage.
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Rounded and spreading
FOLIAGE: Dark green and feathery. Aromatic when crushed.
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Small, white flowers are produced during late spring and early autumn in long panicles at the ends of branches, followed by reddish fruit which hang like strings of beads throughout the tree. Fruit can be picked and dried for use in cooking.
BARK: Rough grey bark covers the trunk and branches which, with age develop wonderfully gnarled trunks and burls
LANDSCAPE USES: Parks, specimen, shade
TOLERANCES: Tolerates frost, drought and extreme heat in most soil conditions. Tolerant of clay soil, rich composted soil, sandy soil