Pepper tree (California pepper tree)—Schinus molle*
Family Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Pepper trees are informal evergreen trees that
grow 25 to 40 feet tall. They tend to have aggressive roots and
drop tree litter.
*May be considered an invasive weed.
Optimum conditions for growth
Pepper trees can grow in several climatic zones.
They prefer full sun and well-drained soils. They need little water
once established. Provide adequate training when young. Prune to
allow for high branching to walk under. Pepper trees need room
California pepper tree