Brazilian Pepper | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) is adaptable to many environments, the Brazilian Pepper grows as either a single trunk or a multiple trunk tree, providing many landscape uses. The Brazilian Pepper is also well known for its hardiness in desert environments and requires little care and maintenance once established.

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Water Needs

Moist to dry


Full sun to partial shade


35 feet

Growth Rate

24 inches per season




Very small red drupe

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Scales, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot and Verticillium

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To learn more about creating a water wise landscape, check out our complete list of the best drought tolerant and drought resistant trees for North County San Diego.

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