WINTER Colour – PSEUDOWINTERA colorata – Native Horopito -Pepper Tree


PSEUDOWINTERA colorata Red Leopard - June

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.

Native Pepper Tree - PSEUDOWINTERA colorata Red Leopard - June
PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Red Leopard' 8lt - June

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.

PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 8lt - June

PSEUDOWINTERA colorataNative Horopito – Pepper Tree, 8lt container, approx. 80cm

PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 25lt - June

PSEUDOWINTERA colorataNative Horopito – Pepper Tree, 25lt container 1-1.2m

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.

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