Attractive native shrub with fiery red autumn colour particularly in the cooler winter months. The PSEUDOWINTERA colorata Red Leopard selection is known to show off its bright winter colours and creates a lovely compact hardy feature border as shown in these photos. Also does very well as a container plant.
WINTER Colour – PSEUDOWINTERA colorata – Native Horopito -Pepper Tree - July 2nd, 2018
PSEUDOWINTERA colorata ‘Red Leopard’, Native Pepper Tree, 8lt container, approx. 40-50cm
Also – PSEUDOWINTERA colorata – Native Horopito – Pepper Tree, which is the Native selection forming a compact smaller tree or shrub as shown below.
Interesting PSEUDOWINTERA colorata – Native Horopito/Pepper Tree Facts
“Is commonly called Pepper Tree or Pepperwood because its leaves have a hot taste“
“Horopito has long been used by the by the people of New Zealand both internally and externally for many medicinal purposes“
“Native Pepper tree, Horopito is packed full of antifungal compounds and was known to make a spicy, warming tea by early settlers. Infusions of the leaves were known as “bushman’s painkiller” and were drunk to soothe chest complaints and diarrhoea.“