Recommended Placement:

Will survive some frost. Nothing will grow under this tree because of the oils that exude from the leaves.


Native to Peru, this evergreen tree has pinnately compound aromatic leaves and pink/red berries which are sometimes sold as pink peppercorns (although it is not related to true pepper). Some allergies have been reported when ingesting the berries. The leaves are feathery in appearance and the tree has a glossy overall appearance in fall and winter.

Optimal Soil:

Very tolerant of all soil types, and is fairly drought resistant.


Natural form

Ult Height:

50 feet

Ult Spread:

40 feet

Best exposure:

Full Sun

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