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
Scientific Name:Tasmannia purpurascens
Common Name:Pepperbush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit

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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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