California Pepper has bright-green pendulous foliage that makes it a very graceful shade tree. Inconspicuous clusters of hanging yellow flowers turn into rose-colored berries on female trees, which birds tend to be quite fond of. Foliage has a peppery smell when crushed, making it deer resistant.
As California pepper ages, its trunk can be of interest with its gnarly twists and knots. Deep water this tree properly to encourage a strong root system and branching structure. Plant California Pepper near seating or play areas for light shade.
Height: 25 – 30 feet
Width: 20 – 35 feet
Bloom color: Inconspicuous; Yellow
Flowering season: Spring
USDA minimum zone: 8
Cold hardiness: 20° F


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