Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius)


Brazilian Pepper Tree

Brazilian Pepper Tree, Schinus terebinthefolius, is an attractive medium to large shade tree ideal for use in a patio or garden setting. Native to Brazil and right at home in the Southwest, homeowners can expect moderate growth from this drought tolerant tree. Easy to care for, once established it requires little to no water. This species loves the heat, so it is an ideal candidate for a scenic Southwestern landscape. Once in bloom, this plant is sure to attract an array of birds, butterflies. All the Brazlian Pepper trees grown by Moon Valley Nurseries are taken from only our highest quality specimens and grown by us to ensure only the best quality trees come from Moon Valley Nursery.

Available as a natural or multi-trunk tree, this Brazilian Pepper Tree is bound to bring out the festive mood during the winter holiday season. During winter, showy bright red berries appear, bringing a colorful look to any landscape. Once the holiday season arrives, crafty people love to cut the branches off and use them in holiday themed flower arrangements. Feel free to leave the long lasting, colorful red berries on the tree throughout the holiday season and keep the festive appearance all season long.

An evergreen, the Brazilian Pepper Tree features dark glossy green leaves that contrast beautifully with the bright red berries. The good looks stay all year long, even without the red berries. A mature specimen can grow a wide canopy spread and will provide a good amount of shade. Use it as a picnic tree all year round. Place a park bench near the tree and create an inviting and relaxing space in your yard.

This pretty Brazilian Pepper Tree is sure to be the focal point in your landscape. Be sure to give this tree room to grow and enjoy the colorful appearance no matter what the season may be. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro and ask us about placement ideas. Moon Valley Nurseries offers vibrant, healthy specimens for sale. You buy it and we can deliver and plant it!


Dark green, dense, umbrella shaped canopy

Grown in a single trunk or multiple trunk form

Red berry like fruit is actually a fragrant peppercorn

Cold hardy evergreen tree that provides year round privacy and shade.