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Sechuan Pepper

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Original price $27.99 - Original price $27.99
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$27.99 - $27.99
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SKU L565

Zanthoxylum simulans

The highly fragrant seeds and leaves are used in Chinese cooking. This shrub (which sports large, fat thorns) grows to up 10' or larger and is hardy to -10 F. Most cooks prefer grinding and using the exterior husk of the seed, as the black seeds themselves can be quite bitter.

While production is said to benefit from having a male and female plants, almost all plants produce both fruit and seeds.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6

Mature Height: 10'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Self Fertile

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


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  • Hi will you be stocking this again this year? Thanks!

    We intend to and will make it available when we have an accurate count of saleable plants

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Awesome Shrub/Tree!

The plants arrived in a very well packed boxes. I ordered 3 of these a couple years ago and they have already quadrupled in size and started producing peppercorns. They are hardy and have held up well to cold snaps, so I decided to buy 4 more. Hoping to prune them all into small trees.


This little guy is doing well. I'm very intrigued with growing my own pepper plant! I'm tickled by it's large thorns. Respect!

Kathy A.

I planted it this week and it had grown 7" and leafed out...inside my home ..I am hoping I can protect it this coming my state it runs zone 4..5...6 so will just have to see and hope I can protect it as it is a very interesting plant to grow. ...and would love to use the pepercorns and shells...I am Hopeful...

Great plant

The plant arrived in a very well packed box. It was in good condition, bigger than I expected.

After taken it out of the box and placed by the window, it has been thriving: green leaves start growing, small branches begin forming and the tinny little peppers are appearing as well. I am very happy with the purchase. Thank you rain-tree nursery!