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Pepper Tree Plant: How to Care for Pepper Trees

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Pepper trees are native plants in South America, although they now populate landscapes from the Andes to Australia and South Africa to Southern California. These trees can be invasive plants—and toxic—but their visual appeal and unique charm often provide a counterbalance to their more untoward qualities.