Commonly known as Yellow wood

Genus of 200 or more species of spiny, deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, mainly from forest in Asia, Australia, North to South America and Africa.

Used as bonsai trees.

The fruit of several species is used to make Sichuan pepper.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small trees, broadly rounded to upright. Aromatic bark.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Asia, Australia, North to South America, Africa.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Zanthoxylum - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of ZANTHOXYLUM



Japan pepper

spiny pepper with small, yellow-green flowers and tiny, red, berry-like fruits

£25.00 each 
ZANTHOXYLUM piperitum purple-leaved

ZANTHOXYLUM piperitum purple-leaved

Japan pepper

rare form of Japan pepper. Aromatic shiny purple foliage. Leaves small and pinnate. Spiny stems

£30.00 each 


Chinese prickly ash

(bungei) - an unusual tall shrub with distinctly spiny branches and greenish yellow flowers in early summer followed by small rounded reddish fruits

£17.50 £12.25 each 

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