‘Greek Pepper Tree’

Pepper Tree / Faux-poivrier odorant / ροζ πιπέρι


Common Name: Pepper Tree / Faux-poivrier odorant / ροζ πιπέρι

Scientific Name: Schinus molle


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: Full Sun, Semi Shade

Soil type: fertile, well-drained soils, can grow in nutritionally poor soil

Sowing in nursery: sow the seed in a warm greenhouse in mid spring.


Flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant)

Pollination: pollinated by Bees

Plant is not Self-Fertile


Edible Parts: The dried and roasted berries are used as a pepper substitute. A gum that exudes from the bark is used for chewing

Other Uses: Dye;  Oil;  Repellent

Medicine: Antiemetic;  Antirheumatic;  Appetizer;  Digestive;  Purgative
Known Hazards: The seed contains an allergenic substance that can irritate the mucus membrane.