Tasmannia purpurascens – Purple Pepperbush

An attractive small to medium sized shrub with glossy leaves on purple stems. It flowers in November with cream sprays of bloom which are followed by edible peppery purple berries in late summer. Male and female flowers occur on the same plant. The leaves are also somewhat peppery. It has a very restricted natural occurrence in warm temperate forest around the Barrington Tops, but is very suitable for gardens and edible produce. Frost tolerant.

Family : Winteraceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Tasmannia purpurascens
Common Name : Pepperbush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Container growing, Cold climate
Light : Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
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