Schinus molle

Botanical Name: Schinus molle

Phonetic: SHI-nuss mole-eh

Common Name(s): California Pepper Tree

Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Peru, Chile
Plant Type: Shrub/Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Pinnate
Number of Leaflets: Many small
Leaf Color: Light green
Fall Color:
Texture: Soft
Density: Very dense
Bloom Season: Summer/insignificant
Flower Color(s): Tiny yellow flowers, insignificant

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 8-11
Climate Zone(s): 8.9,13-24
Growth Rate: Fast                         
Height: 35-45 Feet
Spread: 50-75 Feet
Hydrozone: Low/very low
Soil: Grows best in well-drained soils

Features: Broad canopy habit, good foliage character, produces a berry-like fruit, can cause litter and roots can break up pavement and walkways
Uses: Shade tree, greenbelts, residential and commercial landscapes, along  slopes and highways

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