Mountain Pepper

Tasmannia lanceolata

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Trial Product, Daley's is currently trialling this product, but we will not have them available for sale in the foreseeable future. If you are interested in this item please request the email notification from this page, but at this stage we cannot give you an estimated time of availability.Attractive aromatic shrub growing 2- 5 m high, it has attractive red stems. Plants are male or female with the small black berries ripening in the autumn. The leaf and berry are both dried and used as a spice. The berries are sweet first at first with a peppery aftertaste. Native to rainforest gullies from Tasmania north to the Barrington Tops where it prefers a cool climate.


Specifications of Mountain Pepper

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes, Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June

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anthony miceli
3y ago

arthurs seat, vic, Australia

Mountain Pepper

Started with 5 seedlings, grow well in my planted "rainforest", have lost most of original plants to drought, need moisture, but have regenerated in a thick re-growth by self seeding, under rainfall only conditions. medium shrub- Mornington Peninsula

★★★★ 6y ago


Leaves are very spicy, great for cooking. Growing rather vertically at the moment. Brilliant red stems contrast with the dark green leaves. tolerates full sun to full shade (though it prefers full sun, and mines growing in the sun). Also tolerates both...

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