7 Peruvian Pepper Tree Seeds-1002

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This exotic ornamental from Peru and nearby countries is often called "California Peppertree" because of its popularity for planting along streets and highways in that state. The abundant red fruit has a peppery taste and is showy in autumn. It is consumed by various songbirds, including robins, mockingbirds, and cedar waxwings. Although drought-resistant, Peppertree has shallow roots that crack pavements and damage sewers. The bark, gum from the trunk, leaves, and fruit have long served in home medicines from Mexico to South America.