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California Pepper Tree
Scientific Name: Schinus molle L.
Family: Anacardiaceae
California Pepper Tree (Schinus  molle) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 9-11

Heat Tolerance: Excellent, tolerates reflected heat in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Peru

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, rapidly up to 40 feet tall (12 m), 40 feet wide (12 m)

Watering Needs: Very little water when established, water every month in summer in Phoenix, do not overwater

Propagation: Fresh seeds in spring, occasionally cuttings in summer

Leaves can cause dermatitis. Seed are sometimes sold as pink pepper. In large quantities, they can be toxic.

Cultural Practices:
Sensitive to Texas root rot. Roots can be invasive. Stake young plant, and protect the trunk from sunburn until the leaf coverage is sufficient. The branches are brittle and break easily during storms.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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