Zanthoxylum piperitum (is a small wide fully hardy perennial deciduous tree with green flowers in early Summer, late Spring and mid Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. It has low drought tolerance. , , )
Food and Nutrition
The fruit of this and other species is used to make the spice Sichuan pepper.
Zanthoxylum piperitum grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8.5 (alkaline ranges from 8.1 to 8.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a irregular tree and has a thicket forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 2.5m / 8.2ft and spread of 2m / 6.6ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.
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A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.
Borders, culinary herb, flowering shrub, herbal medicine, low maintenance and security/barrier.
Zanthoxylum piperitum has green bark with a spiky texture. Features include thorns.
Fruit and seed
The fruit is red. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Autumn.
Propagation techniques include seed.
North Korea. South Korea. Japan. China.-23°C / -9.4F to 16-20 years 2.5m / 8.2ft 2m / 6.6ft
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|Specific epithet ?||piperitum|
|Japan pepper (Ireland), Hercules' Club (Ireland), Prickly-ash (Ireland)|
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