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Zanthoxylum piperitum


 Zanthoxylum piperitum

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Zanthoxylum piperitum -20°C
Japanese Pepper Tree
Delivery Height 20 cm


Zanthoxylum piperitum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m. 

The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)
The plant is not self-fertile. 

The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.
The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..

It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.
It requires moist soil. 

Seed - cooked. It is ground into a powder and used as a condiment, a pepper substitute.

As with other Zanthoxylum species, The bark and roots of this plant are used in traditional medicine as stimulants and tonics. 

The dried fruit is used as a pepper substitute. 
Dark red flowers and small red berries.
 Native to China, Japan and Korea

Zanthoxylum piperitum Bonsai

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