Brazilian Pepper: Shade Tree With Splashes of Color

Brazilian Pepper: Shade Tree With Splashes of Color

By Garrett Cleverly on February, 19 2016

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Garrett Cleverly

Garrett Cleverly is versed in all native and non native species of plants, trees, succulents, and cacti that grow throughout the southern region. Garrett has a love for gardening and all things outdoors.


Those of us who live in the Western United States know how important shade is when the summer months set in. One of the most common questions we get is always, what is the best shade tree options for my yard. With so many options and varieties, it can be a difficult choice and for those seeking something a little different and with more color we would recommend the Brazilian Pepper tree.

Hardy and adaptable to many environments, the Brazilian Pepper is an attractive evergreen that is known for its compound leaves and shiny red berries. It provides year-round shade and privacy with its thick foliage and spreading canopy of crisscrossing branches that support its finely toothed and dark green elliptic leaves.

Brazil-Pepper-Seeds.pngThe Brazilian Pepper blooms showy clusters of white flowers in the spring which are followed by eye-catching small red peppercorns throughout the fall. Its dark-green foliage, white flowers, and red color make it an extremely popular tree to plant in any landscape seeking instant color.

Brazilian Peppers thrive in our Western region and perform best in our dryer soil. For the best-growing results, fertilize your Brazilian Pepper with Moon Dust, which is specifically made with our Western soils in mind. It helps keep the Brazilian Pepper looking beautiful throughout the year.

So, to create some shade and add instant color and curb appeal to your home, patio, or landscape be sure to ask our nursery experts about the Brazilian Pepper.

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