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     This web page created by Justin Haynes, Cassius Hillard, and Elijah Queen Fall 2014

     

    Common Name:  California Pepper Tree

    Botanical Name: Schinus molle

    Location: Located between the X and N building

     

     

    Plant Type:  Evergreen

    Sunset Zones:   8,9,12-24

    Sun Requirements: Full sun zone 11

    Water Requirements: Very by species

    Origin: Hawaii 

     

     

    Description: The California Pepper Tree also known as The Schinus Molle. It is known for its weeping branches, that have pink colored peppercorns that make pepper. The tree is on average 20-30ft high, this tree grows on all vareitys of regions. This tree is most usefull for making firewood, wagons, and spicy beer. The California Pepper Tree can die in freezing tempratures.     

    Leaves: Bright green leaves with many narrow leaflets that are 2 inches long

    Flowers: yellow white summer flowers  

    Fruit: berries that make pepper for seasoning

     

    Unique Facts: The California Pepper Tree has some unique facts that people may not know. The California Tree can be used to make peppers and spices, as well as spicy beer can be made from this very unique tree. 

California Pepper Tree
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance