Sichuan pepper growing shrub or small tree of the genus Zanthoxylum also known as Zanthoxylum simulans or Zanthoxylum bungeanum, Sichuan pepper perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used for the edible fruits, as medical plant and also can used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Leaves color green in elliptic to oval shape and grow in pinnate structure.
Flower color white in star shape, flowers small and grow in clusters, flowers are dioecious male and female flower on separate plants, but also can be only female that produce fruits
Sichuan pepper fruits and seeds
Fruits color red in round shape, the taste like pepper with little sour.
Alternative name: Chinese-pepper, Chinese prickly-ash, Flatspine prickly-ash, Sichuan peppercorn, Szechuan pepper or Szechuan peppercorn
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Requirements for Sichuan pepper growing and care:
Moist soil, well-drained soil, male and female plants
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, male and female or just female that produce
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Winter / Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Open the plant don’t let the stems grow into each other for easier pickup
Size of the plant:
2-7m, 6-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
White in star shape, flowers small and grow in clusters, flowers are dioecious male and female flower on separate plants, but also can be only female that produce fruits
Pollination is done by:
Insect or self-pollinated
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Sichuan pepper fruit?
Grind it into a powder or to use it whole
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick the fruit before they fall on the ground
How long does it take to bear fruit?