Sichuan Green Pepper (Z. alatum) belongs to the citrus family. Evergreen thorny bush, the berries and leaves have an unique zesty aroma.
Flowering in the spring around 3 years old followed by clusters of brilliant green berries on new wood, ready to pick in summer.
POSITION: Happy in sun to light shade. Prefers well-drained soil.
CARE: Heavy pruning as required for a good yield and tree shape. Fertilise in spring. Minimal spraying is required. Height 7m. Frost hardy.
USES: A hardy ornamental bush or border plant with green berries in summer. Grind dried berry husks to make the precious exotic spice.