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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Schinus molle-California Pepper    

Fast-growing evergreen tree that will mature to a height of 25-40' and as wide.  Its bright green leaves are divided into many narrow, 1 1/2-2" long leaflets.  Pruning is necessary to maintain form.  Rosy berries in fall.  Tree will prevent other plants from growing underneath it.  The foliage can cause skin irritations in some.  Prone to Texas Root Rot.


Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 13, 2003