SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Used for seasoning.
Has fragrant Bark and Fruit.
Native to Japan, China, and Korea.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 20 feet.
Width: 10 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Medium to Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green.. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Red Follicle, fruiting in Fall.
Bark Red Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 6 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Zanthoxylum piperitum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/zanthoxylum-piperitum >