Common Names: Brazilian peppertree, Peruvian peppertree, California peppertree, aroeira, aroeira salsa, escobilla, Peruvian mastic tree, mastic-tree, aguaribay, American pepper, anacahuita, castilla, false pepper, gualeguay, Jesuit's balsam, molle del Peru, mulli, pepper tree, pimentero, pimientillo, pirul.
Schinus molle is a fast growing ornamental tree to 30' with graceful weeping branches, feathery pinnate leaves, and produces clusters of attractive rose/red aromatic berries. With time the trunk becomes an enhancing gnarled feature as with an aged olive tree. Subtropical. Easily grown indoors.
Hardy zone 9-11
Sow seed in a warm greenhouse in mid spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter before planting out in early summer. Plant 1/2" deep in well drained soil. Keep warm and damp in bright light (cover pots with plastic sheet)