This shrub has an upright rounded bushy habit with reddish stems. It has dark green pungent elliptical leaves and the small creamy fragrant flowers appear in terminal cluster during summer followed by edible black berries. The Mountain Pepperbush is grown for its erect bushy habit, fragrant flowers and is edible fruit. It is planted in cool climate or moist sub-alpine gardens as a specimen or for screening along borders. It can also be grown in pots and tubs and the fruit has culinary uses with a strong peppery taste. It has a vigorous growth rate and establishes in 2 to 3 years. The reddish stems are also a feature of the plant and it is easy to cultivate requiring a moist shaded position. Once established it has a medium water requirement.
|Botanic Name : Tasmannia lanceolata|
|Common Name : Mountain Pepperbush, Winter's Bark|
|Growth Type : Shrub|
|Water Use : Medium|
|Aspect : Shade to semi-shade, protected position, frost-cold tolerant|
|Height : 1.5-2m|
|Spread : 2m|