Brazilian Pepper Tree

Schinus terebinthifolia

Schinus terebinthefolius (Brazilian Pepper Tree) - full view

Full view

Schinus terebinthefolius (Brazilian Pepper Tree) - leaves

Foliage detail

Schinus terebinthefolius (Brazilian Pepper Tree) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 30-35'; Spread: 30-35'

  • Growth:

    Fast

  • Character:

    Evergreen; Irregular canopy with weeping branching habit.

  • Foliage:

    Green, pinnately compound leaves with wide leaflets.

  • Flower:

    White flowers in summer.

  • Fruit:

    Small red drupe.

  • Bark:

    Furrowed, green to gray.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Any soil, some shade, medium winds.

  • Special Considerations:

    Fruit attracts birds.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to South America.