Zanthoxylum simulans

Szechuan Pepper; Sichuan Pepper; Chinese Prickly Ash

Shiny aromatic compound leaves like ash. Pale tiny flowers in spring. Small rosy-red fruits all summer crack open in autumn to reveal a shiny black seed. The seeds have a numbing tingling effect and are used in Chinese Five-Spice. Deciduous shrub or small tree with thorny stems. Likes sun and good soil 8-12ft

Plant Type:Shrub
Growing Condition:Light shade or sun
Good For:Edible
Good For:Fragrance
Good For:Seedheads & fruit
Good For:Wildlife Friendly
Flower Colour:Cream
Foliage Colour:Green
Germination:Sow in autumn, overwinter outdoors, germinates in spring. Or mix seed with damp vermiculite, keep warm 3 weeks, put in fridge 6 weeks, then sprinkle mix on compost and put in cool light place


20 seeds per pack (approx).

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*Seed numbers are approximate.

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