Zanthoxylum piperitum

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 Zanthoxylum piperitum subsp. var.  Japanese pepper
Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: cm to 6 m
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
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USDA Zones: 7 to 10
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Rutaceae > Zanthoxylum piperitum var. ,

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Zanthoxylum piperitum, DC. Shrub or small tree; prickles rather slender, ascending: lvs. 2-6 in. long, with puberulous rachis; lfts. 11-19, ovate to oblong-ovate, narrowed into a short stalk, emarginate at the apex, remotely toothed, with conspicuous glands at the base of each tooth, midrib pubescent above, 1/2 – 1 1/2 in. long: fls. with simple perianth, in small corymbs 1/2 – 1 1/2 in. across, on short lateral branchlets; style slender: fr. reddish, glandular-dotted. Japan, Korea, N. China. June; fr. in Sept.—The wood, according to Issa Tanimura, is dense and heavy with deep yellow grain; tree commonly cult. in Japan for ornament, to make utensils, and for food; the seeds and inner bark are cooked or pickled; the fresh lvs. are added to soup; and the dried fr. used on roasted fish as a fragrant pepper.

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spiny. pinnate leaves. aromatic bark. attractive habit. handsome foliage. aromatic foliage. Deciduous. bushy. shrub or small tree. Aromatic leaves. glossy leaves. dark green leaves. leaves composed of many oval leaflets. leaves turn yellow in autumn.

Small flowers are yellow-green. flowers in small clusters. flowers in spring. orange berries are tiny.

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