The bright green and soft foliage of the Brazilian Pepper tree makes this an attractive addition to any patio. This tree grows moderate to fast and needs little water after establishment. Limbs are brittle and there can be leaf litter around tree. Limbs should be thinned out to minimize wind damage if it is planted in a windy area.
Not a great tree in a lawn as it is prone to root rot, but good for a dry spot where some light shade would be appreciated. This tree should be given room to spread away from walkways. The showy red berries appear in the winter and can be eaten as pepper. Some report gastric distress from ingesting quantites of the pepper and some persons have itchy reactions to the foliage.
30 feet talland wide
80 + years