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ZANTHOXYLUM piperitum purple-leaved

Commonly known as Japan pepper

Rare form of Japan pepper. Aromatic shiny purple foliage. Leaves small and pinnate. Spiny stems
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£25.00 each

  • Deciduous - pinnate, glossy, leaves to 15cm (6in) long, each with 11-23 oval leaflets. Yellow autumn colouring.
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - bushy shrub. Produces panicles 5cm (2in) long of small, cup-shaped flowers from the leaf axils. Can produce small, berry-like red fruit which split to reveal shiny, black seeds.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - aromatic foliage
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
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Zanthoxylum - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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